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Covering billions of years, from the formation of the universe to the modern day, this fifth title in the award-winning How It Works series is a whistle-stop history of the planet. With a special focus on how humans have shaped their surroundings, we learn about beginnings of life, human evolution, ancient civilizations and world- changing modern inventions. As well as delving into the past, the book also encourages young readers to think for themselves about the future of the planet. It is sure to delight and inspire budding young scientists.
Based on the multi-award-winning series, this fun-filled activity book is crammed with stickers, colouring, word-searches, mazes, puzzles and more. The activities are designed to reinforce learning of the amazing facts from the core books. Bound to keep kids amused for hours on end!
Animals have cleverly adapted to life all over the planet, from the freezing poles to the hottest, driest deserts. This book explores the extraordinary diversity in animal life, and readers are encouraged to reflect on how a tiny change can have a huge impact on a whole habitat and beyond. The use of novelties and colourful detailed illustrations explain complex concepts in an accessible and fun way.
Winner of The English Association 2013 Prize (Non-Fiction 7-11) Do you ever wonder where your clothes come from? Or how we make chocolate? This interactive guide is filled with pop ups, pull-tabs and booklets to explain exactly how we make stuff! This is the third title in the award-winning How it Works series and the first title in the series, How The World Works, won the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
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.
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.