Who lived in a castle, and what was it like? Children can find out the answers to these questions and lots more about the wonderful world of castles in this informative book. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with reading experts from the University of Roehampton.
This semi-autobiographical and unforgettable story, of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany before the start of the Second World War, now reissued with its original cover illustration in this very special edition. Michael Morpurgo called When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: "The most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read." This internationally acclaimed story of one Jewish family's flight from Hitler's Germany has become a much-loved classic, and has been in print since its debut 45 years ago. Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in Germany any longer. Suppose you found, to your complete surprise, that your own father was one of those people. That is what happened to Anna in 1933. She was nine years old when it began, too busy to take much notice of political posters, but out of them glared the face of Adolf Hitler, the man who would soon change the whole of Europe - starting with her own small life. One day, Anna's father was missing. Then she herself and her brother Max were being rushed by their mother, in alarming secrecy, away from everything they knew - home and schoolmates and well-loved toys - right out of Germany...
One fine day, in the middle of May, The ladybird went on holiday. Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they're even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch the Queen's crown. It's a pity for them that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city . . . and she's got a good idea that will ensure the dastardly pair won't get away with it! With a whole host of noisy zoo-animal characters to meet and even a cameo from the Queen, What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday, from stellar picture book partnership Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, is a sure-fire hit.
The ladybird said never a word. But the ladybird saw, And the ladybird heard . . . Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len are two crafty robbers with a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But little do they know that the tiniest, quietest creature of all has overhead their plot, and she has a plan of her own . . . What the Ladybird Heard is a fantastically funny story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, this much-loved modern classic is perfect for reading aloud.
A secret world full of magic, unicorns and friendship! The brand-new series from the bestselling Daisy Meadows, author of RAINBOW MAGIC and MAGIC ANIMAL FRIENDS, and the most-borrowed children's author in UK libraries. In the faraway land of Aisha and Emily are learning all about unicorn magic. But when the evil unicorn Selena steals Shimmerbreeze the Sky Unicorn's special locket, the beautiful air of the kingdom is polluted! Can the girls help Shimmerbreeze find the locket and save the skies?
A secret world full of magic, unicorns and friendship! The brand-new series from the bestselling Daisy Meadows, author of RAINBOW MAGIC and MAGIC ANIMAL FRIENDS, and the most-borrowed children's author in UK libraries. Aisha and her parents are moving to Enchanted Cottage, where spellbinding secrets are hidden in every corner. Soon Aisha and her new friend Emily are whisked to a magical, faraway realm, where they meet the unicorns of Enchanted Valley. But the unicorns are in trouble, and they need the girls' help...
With an exciting activity book, more than 50 stickers, a fun travel snap game, and an inflatable globe, this travel pack is overflowing with ways to entertain children on the go. This rucksack travel set is full of awesome activities that will keep kids busy for hours (as well as providing excellent value for money!). The Travel Activity Book gives readers a fascinating insight into life and culture around the world and is packed with boredom busters; from games and puzzles to play, to doodles to draw and stickers to stick. There's a handy pull-out sticker sheet featuring 30 flags and 10 iconic locations from around the world, as well as animals and other fun travel-related stickers that can be stuck in the book. Children will love playing Travel Snap and learning about famous landmarks through the stunning photographs of scenes from around the world. And the most fun part? There's an inflatable globe that doubles up as a beach ball, perfect for games by the pool or in the garden! All the contents come in a handy backpack which is perfect for children to carry whilst on holiday and means they won't lose any of the parts. Travelling just got a lot more fun!
A beautifully told, poignant story about memory, remembrance, and how those we love live on in us. This thought-provoking story centres on a little girl who has a pencil dog as a companion. Pencil Dog is imaginative, creative, and always able to turn a rainy day into a time of sunshine. But as time goes on, Pencil Dog gradually grows smaller and smaller, and his drawings become confused.
Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Mother Teresa, along with her message of love and charity. Agnes (later to become Mother Teresa) was born in Skopje, Macedonia. From an early age, she knew she wanted to dedicate herself to religion. She was fascinated by stories of missionaries helping people and wanted to do the same. She spent the rest of her life caring for the sick and poor around the world and is now remembered as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Mother Teresa's amazing life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
This is a beautiful board book, with over 60 flaps. It provides friendly, charming answers to challenging questions that young children love to ask. Bold, question word headings (Who? Why? Where? etc.) bring together an eclectic mix of subject areas, making it the perfect book to dip into. The illustrations are both entertaining and informative, and the text is written simply and clearly, with an added touch of humour.
Fishy, Fishy is an exciting changing picture book all about numbers. Young children can learn to count in a creative and interesting way as they pull the tabs and watch as the images magically transform before their eyes. By pulling the tabs, children will add more friends for the lonely fish, the adventurous astronauts, and more. The bold illustrations and fun rhyming text make this novelty board book the perfect way to introduce early counting and addition.
A very funny short Dino story in board book format with just 12 pages, this book is a wonderful introduction to the series for very young children. Count down from 10 to 1 with Danny and Dino as they look for Daddy's hiding place. But, wait, what's that rumbling in Dino's tummy?
This fun and friendly science book for kids poses 100 real-life questions from kids to Robert Winston on every aspect of science. Questions cover all the popular science topics, including human body: "Why do freckles come in dots on your face?"; physics: "Could you jump off the world?"; Earth: "Why is the sky blue?"; chemistry: "Why are there bubbles in boiling water?"; natural science: "Do dogs cry?", and space: "Why will the Sun explode?" These are real questions from children from around the world, and their questions are their very own. Robert Winston was inspired to write this book by the many questions posed by his grandchildren and by children from the schools he has visited over the years. The book includes some of these questions, plus many more gathered from countries all over the world - including the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, Canada, the USA, India, China, and Japan. The response to the survey that DK sent out was fantastic - there were so many great questions to choose from. The questions were carefully selected to cover the main science topics: chemistry, physics, human body, Earth, space, and natural science. They are fun, engaging, and include some that most adults wouldn't dare ask! Packed with weird and wacky questions and clear and lively answers - Ask a Scientist puts the fun back into science.
Sometimes life can be pretty amazing. But other times it feels like: A. Your heart and stomach have been steamrolled into a grisly organ pancake B. You are being put through an emotional spiralizer that creates human courgetti C. Both of the above. You're a courgetti pancake No, Instagram filters won't make it look any better. And, yes, we all feel this way. An honest, thoughtful and hilarious survival guide for young people by social media sensation, Lex Croucher. Learn that you can face whatever today throws at you, because it has terrible aim anyway. And realise that only you scrutinise your flaws - seriously, no one else is paying attention, there's far too much interesting stuff on Netflix. A must-read for anyone who wants to embrace their actual, real, unedited life. Just always remember ... YOU'RE CRUSHING IT. Lex Croucher's frank and candid text is THE survival guide to help you make it through the crazy, topsy-turvy, whirlwind ride we call life. Brace yourself! Topics include: family and friends, body confidence, technology and social media, relationships, mental health, success and more.
Ice Cream Cone Worm. Monkeyface Prickleback. Pink Fairy Armadillo. You're called WHAT?! Welcome to the Ministry of Silly Animal Names where all the creatures have one thing in common: they want to change their names. A unique and rip-roaringly funny, tongue-twisting story full of weird and wonderful real creatures and facts at the end that will amaze. Written by Kes Gray, the bestselling, award-winning author of Oi Frog! and illustrated with charm and wit by dazzling new talent, Nikki Dyson.
Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Dolly Parton, the singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She contracted polio in her early years and her doctors said she would never walk again. But Wilma persisted with treatment, and she recovered her strength by the age of 12. At school, Wilma showed a talent for basketball and sprinting, earning the nickname 'Skeeter' (mosquito) as she ran so fast. Wilma was in college when she went to the 1960 Olympics. She not only won gold in sprint events, but also broke world records with her sprinting skill. She had beaten polio to become an Olympic champion. She is a huge inspiration to many women in sports around the world. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the athlete's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all age. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is packed full of sweet treats, healthy snacks and simple meals - all based on the three bestselling What the Ladybird Heard picture books by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. Make your own ladybird pizzas, vegetable patch pies, fine prize cowpat cookies and a showstopping ladybird celebration cake. With twenty-four recipes specially designed for adults to use with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is a great way to introduce children to cooking and baking. Packed full of farmyard-inspired recipes, this cookery book is perfect for picnics, packed lunches and parties!
WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS TEEN & YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 Angry, stirring and tender, this is a bold, questioning exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the people we love. From the Costa Children's Book Award winning author of When Mr Dog Bites and The Bombs That Brought Us Together. Bobby Seed has questions. What's another word for `thesaurus'? How can I tell Bel I want her as my girl friend, not my girlfriend? How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us? Bobby's little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won't Mum's stupid illness just GO AWAY? But it's Mum's question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It's the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won't just be soothing her pain. He'll be helping to end it. Would he? Could he? Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman.
From jousting and rodeo to dressage and polo, this book is filled with exciting horse riding scenes to complete with colourful stickers. There's an Endurance Trail in the USA, a Spanish riding school, the Grand National and lots more. With over 250 reusable stickers of clothes and accessories, this activity book can be enjoyed time and time again.
Best friends Sophia, Megan and Faith are going to a horse show where they'll take part in lots of exciting riding events. Use the stickers to dress the dolls for a barrel race, dressage, a relay and even a game of horseball! With over 300 reusable stickers of riding clothes and accessories, this activity book can be enjoyed time and time again.
Squirty Fish, from Campbell Books, is the perfect waterproof book for bath time! With bright and engaging illustrations of sea creatures from Kay Vincent and an inbuilt squirter, Squirty Fish makes bath time as much fun as possible for carers, parents and babies. Turn the pages together, read the gentle rhyming story about animals in a pond - and squirt some water! The waterproof pages are durable, safe and wipe-clean for hygiene. You can also enjoy bath time with Squirty Duck.
Squirty Duck is the perfect waterproof book for bath time! With bright and engaging illustrations from Kay Vincent and an inbuilt squirter, Squirty Duck makes bath time as much fun as possible for carers, parents and babies. Turn the pages together, read the gentle rhyming story about animals under the sea - and squirt some water! The waterproof pages are durable, safe and wipe-clean for hygiene.