Why was the Second World War so devastating, and how had the world become so divided into armed camps? How did the war affect people on both sides of the conflict, and why are its consequences still felt today? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and show its impact on everyday lives.
This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Egypt. 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...
From cramped quarters and salty, rotten food to bloody battles and deadly storms at sea, life aboard a pirate ship was downright unpleasant. Get ready to explore the nasty side of pirate life.
Each book in this series presents a different easy-to-make craft activity to complete at school or home. Using simple text and step-by-step instructions alongside clear, labelled photographs, this book shows how to make a selection of different bird masks.
A Brief Illustrated History of Life on Earth charts the evolution of living species all the way from 2.5 billion years ago, through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and right through to today. With stunning full-colour images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.
A Brief Illustrated History of Science charts the history of scientific discoveries all the way through from prehistory to Aristotle, then through the works of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus and right through to the incredible scientific breakthroughs of today. With stunning full-colour images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to...
Hear that roar? A big aeroplane is taking off! Cargo planes carry many goods that we use. Jumbo jets carry many people. Through delightfully simple text and bright, close-up photos, beginning readers will learn about aeroplane parts, types and uses.
Ever wonder what goes on inside your computer? Take a look into how processors, networks and more are all connected.
From huge industrial robots to robotic arms in space, our world is filled with robots. Give readers an up-close look at the history of robots, robot competitions, and how robots work. Fact boxes and full-colour images of robots in action will engage young robot enthusiasts.
Have you always been fascinated with robots? Do you want to know how to build one yourself? Learn the basics from a real-life expert and get some hands-on experience. The world of robotics engineering is at your fingertips.
In ancient Greece different city-states often fought one another in deadly battles. But every four years the Greeks set aside their differences to honor the gods and compete peacefully in the Olympic Games. Learn all about the athletes, competitions, and religious ceremonies of the ancient Olympics.
The ancient Egyptians used thousands of hieroglyphs to record their history. But only a handful of people knew what these symbols meant! Learn more about this ancient form of writing and discover what the ancient Egyptians had to say.
Ancient Egyptians believed pharaohs received their power from the gods. Pharaohs were absolute rulers and formed the link between the gods and humans. Learn more about the pharaohs and their dynasties, including how they lived and how they ruled the people of ancient Egypt.
It's All About... Horses and Foals tells you everything you need to know about horses, from racing to different breeds, what jobs they do, how we care for them, and so much more. With spotlight sections on famous horses, as well as beautiful photos and diagrams, this is the ultimate guide to the world of horses! With eight amazing collector cards inside...
Packed with up-to-date information, facts and stats on dogs and puppies--a perfect read for any dog-lover!It's All About... Dogs and Puppies tells you everything you want to know about man's best friend. Read about how they grow from cute puppies to dogs, all the different breeds, what jobs they do, how to care for them, and so much more.
It's All About... Cats and Kittens tells you everything you want to know about these domestic felines. From little kittens to curious cats, you can read about how they grow up, their super senses, different breeds, how to care for them, and so much more.With eight amazing collector cards inside and a free audio download!
The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia of Animals is the ideal introductory encyclopedia for young wildlife enthusiasts, containing a wealth of animal information explained in an understandable, accessible manner. The entries are clearly presented, with simple, informative text and attractive artworks and photographs which aid understanding and enhance the...
Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With clear, simple language and a compelling design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about animal homes, birds, light and sound, materials, and more.
Children's A to Z Encyclopedia covers a full range of general reference and popular topics, including ancient history, countries of the world, wildlife, politics, science, technology and much more. This volume is the perfect reference book for children aged 7+. Fully updated with the very latest facts and figures; clear text and more than 1000 photos and...
Warm-up, kick-off! This colourful, action-packed and practical handbook is a fantastic introduction to football. Clear, accessible text covers everything a young football enthusiast needs to know: basic skills, tactics and techniques, rules and referees, world players and tournaments - and so much more.
How do you measure an animal's intelligence? Can animals learn a language? Which animals use tools? In Focus: Intelligent Animals has the answers! In Focus is a cool, new information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more!
Where would you find the largest tortoise in the world? What is a blue-footed booby? Who discovered the Galapagos? In Focus: Galapagos Islands has the answers! In Focus is a cool information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more!
A highly readable book about architecture, lavishly illustrated with sixteen intricate cross sections. From straw huts to skyscrapers, palaces to arts centres, The Story of Buildings takes us on a journey across continents and over centuries. Patrick Dillon selects sixteen of the most iconic buildings from around the world
The perfect introduction to seasons and weather for young children. It's winter. It's cold! The squirrels are digging up acorns to eat.But what will they eat in the spring when the acorns are gone? This beautiful picture book is the perfect introduction to the seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year.