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7-11+ (Year 3-7, KS2-3). A 'one stop' primary atlas matched to the curriculum requirements and schemes of work for the UK. Clear and informative, children towrds the latter end of their primary education will very easily gain a greater understanding of geography and the use of maps with this all encompassing book.
A brilliant gift package that is both beautiful and useful. Open out this concertina and some of the best sites in London - Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament – pop up for you. Gorgeous illustrations bring out the very best of the city while the accompanying text provides all the detail needed to explore them. Folded up, the concertina fits neatly into a robust and pretty slip case.
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.
8+ (Year3-4, KS2). A brand new children’s dictionary - the ultimate reference tool to build language confidence. It's an easy-to-use, comprehensive dictionary with over a thousand colour illustrations, clear definitions, no confusing abbreviations, topic words and useful example sentences to show words in context. Includes panels on word origins and words in the same family, and pronunciations for difficult words in a family-friendly format.
Glorious pop-up spreads reveal the characters at the heart of some of the best loved myths from Egypt, Greece, the frozen Norselands and the mysteries of Asia. A pop-up of the Greek gods and goddesses in their celestial palace at the top of Mount Olympus makes an attractive way of identifying the great characters of Zeus the King and Hera his jealous Queen.
A brilliant A-Z of 142 dinosaurs together with a CD from which you can print out lots of different dinosaur images along with lots of info on each of them. The book will transport you back in time so you can meet dinosaurs that ruled the Earth for 165 million years. You’ll find out what the world in the time of the dinosaurs was like, learn how to hunt for dinosaur fossils plus find out which was the smallest and which was the biggest dinosaur. With up-to-the-minute scientific discoveries, theories and breathroughs and exciting timelines, track the dinosaurs from the first one to extinction. Reptiles of the land, the sea and the air are all featured including the sea-living dinosaur, the fossil of which has recently been discovered on the Jurassic coastline of southern England. There is also a Children’s Encyclopedia of Earth in the same Templar ‘Insiders’ series and an Atlas of the Universe too.
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.
For budding astronomers and space enthusiasts this is the ultimate guide. Spectacular and state-of-the-art, this is the ultimate guide to the known universe. It is packed with dazzling images and unbelievable statistics including maps from our Solar System to the outer edges of space, constellation charts, cross-sections of asteroids and meteorites, images that capture exploding supernovas and distant galaxies. This book contains everything you need to know to navigate the night sky and to know all there is to know about the furthest reaches of the cosmos. It comes complete with a fold out poster of the universe and a CD, from which you’ll be able to print out lots of images found in the book. There is also a Children’s Encyclopedia of Earth in the same Templar ‘Insiders’ series and a Children’s Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs
A fact-filled introduction to science - its basic concepts, principles and practices that kids of 7 or 8 upwards will find interesting and absorbing without feeling it is educational. Covering plants, animals, space, climate, materials and much more, young readers will enjoy applying new scientific knowledge to their everyday lives.