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Covering issues such as puberty, sex, diets, sexuality, body image and bullying, Dr Christian's Guide to Growing Up is full of advice for those approaching their teenage years. A famous doctor well-known to many through his successful TV appearances, he answers questions from both boys and girls in an assured and no-nonsense manner. Written in an accessible style, parents can either go through the book with their children or leave it to read through themselves, as Dr Christian addresses all those cringey questions that parents squirm at answering. This is a must-have book for any family with children approaching adolescence.
Pocket Nature Collection - 6 Books (collection)
Compact, easy to use and illustrated with stunning photography, these innovative guides deserve a place in every home. Invaluable for turning to for quick reference or for referring to for homework or project work, these books will be used again and again by the whole family.
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Children who are inquisitive and are desperate to find answers to some of the biggest scientific questions will love getting their hands on this 10-book collection from Project Science. Covering subjects as varied as the weather, senses, rocks and fossils, insects and the Solar System, the books are laid out in a vivid fashion that will capture children's imagination and compel them to read further and enhance their future studies. A great collection for those aged 7+ who prefer non-fiction.
100 Facts Collection - 10 Books (collection)
FCTP 7 years +
With 100 facts in each book, this collection will absolutely astound and delight any child who is more interested in real life than reading stories. Each of the ten books provides an in-depth look into the varied subject matter - which include dinosaurs, space, deadly creatures and Ancient Rome - while also providing exciting projects to make and do and quizzes which will show children how much they have learnt from reading the books. With brilliant cartoon artwork making the easy-to-follow text even more accessible, this is a great collection for non-fiction fans.
History Year By Year (Hardback)
HTYY 9 years +
Embark on an entertaining, enthralling and thoroughly educational journey through time with this expert resource from DK. A must-have bookshelf addition for every household, young readers will pore over the stunning pictures and easy-to-remember facts in this full-colour illustrated hardback. Travel year-by-year from the Stone Age to the digital age and discover the history of our life on earth. Putting events, inventions and noteworthy people who have made the globe the place it is today into context, the information in this book will help settle any debate or provide factoids for any history homework project. Featuring more than 1,500 pictures, this really is a mini museum for children!
Wonderwise Collection - 20 Books (collection)
WISE 5 years +
The Wonderwise picture books compile an award-winning series which stimulates the way children view the world around them. Based on fact and information, children can read these books and feel their imaginations stir as they find out about the human body, animals, the Earth, space, water, time, recycling, and plenty more besides. Bursting with fascinating facts and engaging illustrations, these 20 books introduce inquisitive children to key topics and concepts, all told in an entertaining and highly original way, to kick-start their learning before they enter the classroom! With notes for grown-ups about Imaginative Learning and extra thoughts on each subject for further discussion at the end, as well as a glossary of key words for the young reader, we think these books are simply fantastic!
Solar System Set - 6 Books (collection)
SLAR 6 years +
Specially designed for those children aged 4+ with Level 2 reading ability, this accessible and stunningly illustrated six-book collection offers very early readers key details in a fun format about our Solar System and beyond. What are stars made of? What surrounds our Solar System? What's Mercury like? Tackling these questions and more, the Up In Space collection is the ideal educational and entertaining resource that introduces children to stars and planets. With straightforward sentences, enlightening photography and varying topics to be explored, the books provide a simple and pleasantly challenging step up from Level 1 reading and make for a very rewarding reading experience. Perfect for youngsters fascinated by space or those beginning to learn about this exciting subject at school.
Children aged between 8 and 12, who are fascinated by space and all things out of this world, will be enthralled by Clive Gifford's Space in 30 Seconds. Offering an entertaining look at what really happens in space, the 30 topics are covered in 30-second soundbites and supported by 3-second flash summaries, all complemented by cartoon-style illustrations and then 3-minute active missions to test young minds. Among the topics covered are the Big Bang theory, the way scientists believe the universe may end and worm holes, dark matter and even aliens. A great piece of non-fiction for an inquisitive and imaginative child aged 8 plus.
Expertly written so children aged 8-12 can explore and understand key tales in the world of mythology, Myths in 30 Seconds allows readers to enjoy each of the 30 marvellous and magical myths in just 30 seconds. Perfect for occupying and enthralling intrigued young minds, this lively book provides a great introduction to the subject and offers great homework help as well as enchanting reading for bedtime. The attention-grabbing word and picture format makes learning fun and remembering key facts easy, while the retelling of each myth is explained in neat 30-second soundbites alongside 3-second flash summaries and artwork. The six themed sections make learning about each topic simple too, from heroes and giants to goddesses and elements.
Eye Benders (Paperback)
EYBE 8 years +
Learn why not to trust the evidence of your own eyes with Eye Benders, a mind-boggling book that is packed with incredible illusions. The book, written by science enthusiast Clive Gifford, will show you how some printed pictures can appear to swirl madly in front of your eyes and how some complete images can suddenly arise out of random patterns. The accessible text introduces children to the neuroscience behind how our brains and eyes interact to create amazing phenomena. A brilliantly interactive - and educational - science book.
Dinosaurs and the prehistoric will forever fascinate many children (and adults!) and this fascinating journey explores the lost world of the dinosaurs in an exciting, adventurous and informative way. In 1912 Arthur Conan Doyle published his widely acclaimed novel The Lost World. Unbeknown to his fans, this book was in fact based on the real-life experiences of his friend Percy Fawcett when he explored the South American plateau where dinosaurs once lived. Dinosaurology is the long-lost expedition journal which transforms readers aged 9+ into intrepid explorers and helps them study living, breathing dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Sensational, educational and packed with foil detail, novelty features and jewels in a pop-up pouch at the end.
Help your child build their reading confidence with this 20-book collection! All the books are part of the Oxford Reading Tree and cover topics that will appeal to boys and girls, from cats and dogs to dinosaurs, magic and football. First chapter books for those aged 7 and above, the books are set out in manageable chunks and the gentle humour found throughout is sure to appeal and help inspire a lifelong love of reading.
The Animal Book (Hardback)
ANBK 9 years +
Explore the wonders of the natural world with this full-colour guide from the experts at DK. This beautiful book is packed with stunning photographs and galleries and covers everything from the world's largest elephants to the smallest of fungi and amoeba. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Or what the tiniest toadstool on earth is? This amazing book has all the answers. Filled with fact boxes and snippets of memorable details, this is brilliant for homework help or for children (and adults!) who love non-fiction to dip in and out of. The easy-to-follow and entertaining information about natural history in The Animal Book will satisfy the most curious of minds, young and old!
Fun and interactive books that will help children learn all about how their body works, these bright reads are packed with photographs, illustrations and activities that emphasise the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Covering important topics like why it's important to wash your hands and brush your teeth, why we sleep and how the digestive system works, the books feature clear text that makes the sometimes complex information easy to understand.
Simple and visual, this unique step-by-step guide from Carol Vorderman will help children get to grips with all the English skills they need. Using clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and guides, the book will cover all important areas of English including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills. The perfect guide for parents who want to help their children gain more confidence, this is sure to come in as an extremely useful guidebook.
Fully revised and updated, the Big Book of Knowledge will help introduce children to a world of learning and covers subjects as broad as Earth and space, the natural world, the human body, arts and entertainment and science and technology. With colourful pictures and illustrations featured throughout, each topic is clearly explained with clear notes and fun facts. Cramming a world of facts into 480 pages, this is a fantastic resource for children aged 8 and over.
Philip Ardargh's Shortcuts Collection - 10 Books (collection)
PASC 7 years +
Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winner Philip Ardargh is one of life's fact finders and his hilarious and accessible style means young readers absolutely love his books. This fantastic 10-book collection makes history so fun and entertaining that youngsters will barely notice they're taking in so much information! Focusing on key characters that have made the present world what it is today, from the beautiful to the barbaric, the caring to the cut-throat, including Queen Victoria, Oliver Cromwell, Julius Caesar and Florence Nightingale, each book is filled with fun facts, noteworthy events and memorable moments that young historians will immerse themselves in. A wonderfully educational set that non-fiction fans will love working their way through.
Cool Maths & Science Pair - 2 Books (collection)
CMAS 7 years +
Making complicated things simple using quick tricks, cheats, facts and techniques, Cool Maths covers everything from simple multiplication to complex calculus. Written by maths teacher Tracie Young, the book will help children (and adults!) understand, improve and retain the maths skills they use every day. Cool Science Tricks meanwhile will help turn science enthusiasts into scientists using amazingly simple and effective tricks to wow family and friends. Perfect for those who love to experiment with peculiar physics, crazy chemistry and baffling biology, among the tricks featured by Daniel Tatarsky are Smoking Fingers, Visible Sound Waves and Disappearing Coins.
Featuring popular authors and illustrators such as Jacqueline Wilson, Sally Grindley and Garry Parsons, this brilliant 12-book collection from the I Am Reading series is beautifully presented and includes joyful illustrations and clear text. From short stories about Mr Cool's rock band and Alby the Alien and his outer space antics, to the laugh-out-loud Yeti Spaghetti and the endearing animal tale, Friends Forever, there is something in this set to please every child. The I Am Reading series bridges the gap between picture books and chapter books and develops confidence by encouraging reading practice and making reading a pleasure. Newly independent readers will want to read these simply, yet entertainingly, plotted and fully illustrated books again and again.
The Human Body Sticker Book will help any children who are interested in science get to grips with the complex way the human body works. Highly interactive, it provides a fascinating insight into this complex process and contains sophisticated anatomical-style illustrations and colour photographs to help aid learning further. A fantastic resource for older children who enjoy science lessons at school.