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When will it next snow? This hands-on guide with opening flaps and pop-ups gives masses of information about how different weather conditions come about. Where does rain come from? Why does the wind blow? What is a climate? Answers to these and more are packed into visually entertaining spreads which are full of information.
Hurricanes, firestorms, blizzards, monsoons and thunderstorms are all vividly described and illustrated in this dramatic visual presentation. The power of the elements when unleashed is dramatically described with some of the most famous examples, such as the recent and deadly Hurricane Katrina, being captured in full detail. Photographs capture the devastation caused by excessive water, fire and wind while news stories record their impact. There is a graphic novel version of The Perfect Storm and a CD for further enjoyment through an interactive computer game.
Everything you want to know about trees is beautifully explored in this visually arresting, information rich guide. Subtitled From Seed to Mighty Forest, there is information about individual types of trees and how they grow and regenerate, about the lives of forest dwellers and about the myths and legends surrounding trees. The story of Robin Hood who famously hid in Sherwood Forest is celebrated in the graphic novel that is included. For further information and deeper delving there is a CD attached.
Nature’s killers are dramatically brought to life in vivid pop-ups, which show just how dangerous they can be! Jaws, claws, horns, and fangs are all on display as insects, birds, reptiles and killers of the sea show off their deadly weapons. Brilliant pop-up learning fun.
Wonderful Earth is the story of the creation of this wonderful world in which we live. Terrifically interactive with pop-ups, split pages and peep holes it will give the reader aged 5 and above hours of entertainment on their own and to shared with an adult. It was first published back in 1990 and this new edition is perfect for a new generation of readers. In addition to telling the story of its creation it also has a message that our world is not as healthy as it once was and it needs ouor help.
Winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize. Click here to see How the Weather Works by the same author. A fully interactive guide to different aspects of the workings of the world. The story of the water cycle pops up in the most exciting and unusual way. The carbon cycle is explained in pictures, diagrams, folds outs and by measuring the carbon footprint of a many-layered hamburger. There is masses of information in this book and it is all presented in a way that makes finding out fun. Christiane Dorion on winning the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize: “I am honoured and thrilled to have won such a prestigious award and would like to thank the Royal Society, as well as all the children who were involved in the judging process. Children are the best judges and to have been selected by them is a fantastic recognition for an author. Reading their comments, it is truly uplifting to see how interactive pop-up books about the planet we live on still have a place in our high-tech digital world.” Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, on the prize, which is judged by junior judging panels made up of over 1000 young people from across the UK and Commonwealth: “Science captured my imagination as a child, from exploring the minutiae of the natural world on my walk to school to chasing Sputnik as it blazed across the night sky. Brilliant science books also have the potential to do this and completely change children’s understanding of the world around them. We believe that by involving the young in the judging of the Royal Society Young People’s Books Prize we can help to inspire them with the joys of science, whilst also ensuring that the winner is chosen by those best qualified to judge, the readers themselves.” Other awards: Winner of the Best Overall Information Book in the Scholastic Education PLUS Read Me/ Best Books competition. Shortlisted for the SLA (School Library Association) Information Book Award. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts.
From the formation of the planet to violent volcanic eruptions and the ever-changing patterns of life on Earth, this is THE essential guide to the makings, shapings and workings of planet Earth. It’s a veritable treasure trove of information through pictures, text, fact boxes, cross-sections, maps and diagrams. You’ll journey to the centre of the Earth, understand more of the great oceans that cover so much of our planet, begin to understand the delicate ecosystems that underpin the planet and why it’s so important NOW that we take note of the changing in the world’s weather. Learn how human intervention has brought about this change and see what we can do about it before it’s too late. The CD contains a variety of different images for you print.There is also a Children’s Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs in the same Templar ‘Insiders’ series and an Atlas of the Universe too.
The Kids Only guide to the Natural History Museum, London has been designed especially for kids to enjoy at the Museum and at home. It is packed with fascinating facts and fun for all the family including puzzles, games and quizzes. The guide has been developed around themes that showcase all of the Museum galleries. Each theme is based on a question - what is a dinosaur? What is ecology? How old is the Earth? - that can be explored within the galleries. The book also goes beyond the galleries to explore behind the scenes at the Museum including what Museum scientists do, what's in the vast collections and why they are so useful. This fun, interactive guide incorporates the latest Museum map and can be dipped into as necessary, or used to follow a route through the galleries. It is complemented by the Museum website and will make the Museum more accessible to those unable to visit.
Age 5+. Loads of easily accessible information is packed into this attractive interactive information book. Busy spreads draw readers in to explore different aspects of the Earth from where it is in the solar system to the geography you can find on it. And it’s easy to discover more by opening flaps.
A wonderful story about a blackbird and the many animals he involves in getting a message to his friend Apollo the swallow thousands of miles away in Africa. This is a Blue Banana title, perfect for developing readers who, either alone or in shared reading, are able to enjoy a single story but still with some speech bubbles and gorgeous full bleed illustrations on virtually every page. Follow the Swallow is part of the Banana Books reading series – quality stories for young readers – which in turn is divided into Green, Blue and Red Bananas. Green Bananas, are for first readers, generally from 3-5 years, Blue Bananas, like this one are for developing readers (age 5+) and Red Bananas are for newly fluent readers (age 6+). Every one of them is written and illustrated by well established authors and artists. ‘I love Bananas! They’re just right for the very young. They take children on adventures into life, into the imagination and into reading for pleasure’ - Wendy Cooling, creator of Bookstart. If you enjoy reading this Blue Banana and/or would like to see other titles in the bunch then click here.