Homework Help Books
Two leading English classical actors, Juliet Stevenson and Simon Russell Beale open the doors to eight important plays, including Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well. These newly written introductions by David Timson have proved eminently useful for young audiences approaching Shakespeare for the first time. Explained clearly, the introductions also feature numerous excerpts from the plays themselves.
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Do you, or does your child, suffer from unwanted vocal or motor tics? This gentle, relaxing CD/ Download for young people and adults could be very helpful. It teaches you how to use your breathing to let go of tension and breathe in a sense of calm. As you relax into a comfortable day-dreamy state, you are guided to imagine reprogramming UNWANTED SOUNDS OR MOVEMENTS through mental visualisation. Then visualise being calm and relaxed in everyday life, with fewer or no disruptions at all from the tics and coping confidently in all situations. This SUCCESSFUL APPROACH is based on natural, safe, sound hypnotherapy principles: act out each positive step in the imagination and dramatically increase the chance of success in the real world. Lynda's gentle, English voice calms, re-assures as she gives suggestions for boosting confidence and self-esteem. As a former teacher and clinical hypnotherapist of many years standing, she has helped thousands of children world-wide through her CDs and downloads. She has featured in the press, TV and radio and is author of two widely acclaimed books on hypnotherapy with children and adults. The recording uses state of the art technology. Regular listening is the key to success! NB Tics vary in severity; transient tics in young people very often disappear quickly and easily with use of the recording, while chronic tics may take longer or, where in some adults they have been very longstanding, be unresponsive. Even in this case the listener usually feels noticeably calmer and more able to cope
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The mighty Roman Empire held the ancient world in awe and presided over unprecedented advances in civilization which still hold sway over our language, architecture and municipal organisation today. A notably autocratic regime, the succession of colourful personalities that headed one of the world's most powerful empires, makes for riveting listening. From the magnetic but divisive figure of Caesar via the capricious, vengeful Nero to the belligerent, martially-skilful Constantine, the careers of these Roman rulers were thrillingly eventful. "Classics" scholar and writer Hugh Griffith introduces the rulers and the principal events associated with them in Naxos AudioBooks' successful "Junior Classics" series.
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Following the success of the first Great Scientists title in the 'Junior Classics' range, this collection features the lives of nine more remarkable scientists, with descriptions of their discoveries. From the astronomy of Copernicus and Halley to the natural science of Linnaeus and Humboldt, and from the discoveries of Pascal, Davy, Volta and Babbage to the harnessing of atomic power by Julius Oppenheimer, it explores the contributions made by these great scientists, and the impact on our everyday lives.
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Hear all twenty-one curious critters talk to you in their own, distinctive voices. Incredible voiceover talent, from children to adults, including author and photographer David FitzSimmons, bring each character to life with fun, unique, and highly memorable voices. Delightful sound effects accompany the animals, providing fun sounds that add pizzazz to the narratives and contextualize the animals: water swishes with the goldfish; a harp glides up and down with the graceful flight of the black swallowtail; and an upright base descends in scale as the plucky red-eyed vireo fledgling tries to fly and then tumbles down. And sing along with Foster Brown's original CURIOUS CRITTERS theme song introduction to the book as well as his guitar and vocal performance for the spotted
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AUISU 3 years +3 years +
Ladybird I'm Ready for Maths Times Tables CD is an entertaining and engaging way for children to learn and practise their times tables. In line with current curriculum guidelines, all tables from 2-12 are covered in the order they are taught in school. Amusing and catchy songs in a range of musical styles help to make learning times tables enjoyable and fun. Approved by an experienced maths teacher and consultant.
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AKGDR 5 years +5 years +
Living busily on Planet Earth, we rarely remember that we actually inhabit only a miniscule part of the universe. In The Planets and The Solar System, Jen Green paints the wider picture, and takes us on a journey across billions of kilometres in our galaxy, from our Sun to near and distant planets. Some, like Mercury, have a molten core surrounded with crust and spins quickly; Jupiter, on the other hand, is a big ball of gas. For 2,500 years, mathematicians and scientists from Pythagoras to Hubble have investigated our universe and found that the dimensions, the temperatures and the speeds (light years!) are unbelievably extreme. A fascinating introduction for younger listeners.
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"Wealth dies, kinsmen die, a man himself must likewise die. Only fame never dies." (From the Edda 'Havamal) Between the 8th and 11th centuries Vikings stormed out of their Scandinavian homelands to raid and loot along the coasts of Europe. In old Norse to 'go viking' meant to take to sea in a long ship for an adventure. Sometimes this was a trading trip, sometimes a piratical raid. Often it was both. Explorers and traders, warriors and poets, they ranged between Byzantium in the south and ventured as far as Iceland and even North America. Their fame lives on. This entertaining and informative account was written especially for Naxos AudioBooks by David Angus, author of Great Explorers of the World, Great Inventors and other spoken word histories.
H.E. Marshall's classic children's chronicle of "Britain Our Island Story" includes all the best-loved (and most infamous!) stories from history: "King Alfred and the Cakes"; "King John and the Magna Carta"; "Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar"; "Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada"; and many others. This box set contains the complete and unabridged text, released previously in separate volumes. It is read with aplomb by Anna Bentinck and Daniel Philpott.