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Money Box: Spending Money

Money Box: Spending Money

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

A friendly, first look at making money for young readers Ava's inherited some money and it's burning a hole in her pocket! She wants some sparkly new trainers, but does she really need them? And where is the best place to buy them? Money Box is an illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money for readers aged 5+, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Natural Disaster Zone: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Natural Disaster Zone: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Look inside natural disasters and discover how they work! Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can drastically change people's lives for years after the event. Learn all about earthquakes and tsunamis. Find out how they form and where they are most likely to occur. Case studies and diagrams throughout reveal what scientists know about these phenomena and how they study them. Explore how natural disasters work by cracking them open and looking at them from the inside. How do they happen? How are they destructive? What happens on the inside of each phenomena? And where in the world are the danger zones? This series explore each of these questions in detail. This series uses detailed artwork and photographs to give a rounded view of each event. Perfect for readers aged 9+.

Famous Firsts: First Men to Conquer Everest

Famous Firsts: First Men to Conquer Everest

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

A gripping illustrated account of how Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history by being the first men to conquer Mount Everest. For years, climbers and explorers had dreamed of being the first to reach Mount Everest's treacherous, icy summit. On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved this amazing feat. Their lives would never be the same again. A few more whacks of the ice axe, a few very weary steps, and we were on the summit of Everest. Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.

Natural Disaster Zone: Wildfires and Freak Weather

Natural Disaster Zone: Wildfires and Freak Weather

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Look inside natural disasters and discover how they work! Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can drastically change people's lives for years after the event. Learn all about wildfires and freak weather. Find out how they form and where they are most likely to occur. Case studies and diagrams throughout reveal what scientists know about these phenomena and how they study them. Explore how natural disasters work by cracking them open and looking at them from the inside. How do they happen? How are they destructive? What happens on the inside of each phenomena? And where in the world are the danger zones? This series explore each of these questions in detail. This series uses detailed artwork, cutaways and images from real-life to give a rounded view of each event. Perfect for readers aged 9 +.

Money Box: Saving Money

Money Box: Saving Money

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

A friendly, first look at making money for young readers Marek wants a new kick scooter but his parents say he's going to have to save up for it! Will Marek manage it - or will he be tempted by new clothes, toys and fizzy sweets? An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money for readers aged 5+, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Time Travel Guides: Roman Britain and Londinium

Time Travel Guides: Roman Britain and Londinium

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Travel back in time to Londinium and find out all about the Romans in Britain. Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features of each location and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took part in these areas, and looks at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include: 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'. Perfect for the KS2 history curriculum.

Time Travel Guides: Viking Britain and Jorvik

Time Travel Guides: Viking Britain and Jorvik

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Travel back in time to Jorvik and find out all about the Vikings in Britain. Like modern travel guides, the books in this series highlight must-see features and explain local culture. Each highlighted destination contains an explanation of what took place in these areas, as well as a look at important artefacts found there providing a bigger picture of life in the past. Typical travel guide notes include, 'best time to visit', 'what to eat' and 'where to stay'. Suitable for ages 7+.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Weird Work

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Weird Work

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

Find out about some of the strangest jobs that people do! Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: Amazing Animal Discoveries

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: Amazing Animal Discoveries

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

Did you know that scientists are finding new types of animal all the time? Meet some of the creatures that have stayed secret for centuries ... Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

Natural Disaster Zone: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Natural Disaster Zone: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Look inside natural disasters and discover how they work! Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about hurricanes and tornadoes. Find out how they form, where they are mostly to happen and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies. Explore how natural disasters work by cracking them open and looking at them from the inside. How do they happen? How are they destructive? What happens on the inside of each phenomena? And where in the world are the danger zones? This series explore each of these questions in detail. This series uses detailed artwork, cutaways and images from real-life to give a rounded view of each event. PErfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Natural Disaster Zone: Volcanoes and Avalanches

Natural Disaster Zone: Volcanoes and Avalanches

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Look inside natural disasters and discover how they work! Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about volcanoes and avalanches. Find out how they form, where they are most likely to happen and how scientists study them through diagrams and case studies. Explore how natural disasters work by cracking them open and looking at them from the inside. How do they happen? How are they destructive? What happens on the inside of each phenomena? And where in the world are the danger zones? This series explore each of these questions in detail. This series uses detailed artwork, cutaways and images from real-life to give a rounded view of each event. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Money Box: What Is Money?

Money Box: What Is Money?

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

A friendly, first look at making money for young readers Leo is confused! Money is meant to make the world go round, but he never actually sees it. Then on his birthday, his aunt sends him some money. What will Leo do with it? An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

Money Box: Making Money

Money Box: Making Money

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

A friendly, first look at making money for young readers Maya wants some extra money but her parents tell her she has to earn it! So Maya helps tidy up her neighbour's garage, but it's harder work than she thought. Will Maya finish the job and earn the money? An illustrated, child-friendly introduction to money for children aged 5 and up, looking at the different forms it takes, how we use it and the importance of looking after it. Each story follows a child who is faced with a dilemma about what to do with some money and explores the many choices available to them in a clear and helpful way.

The Story of Mars

The Story of Mars

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

Explore a whole new world! Could Mars be a future home for humans? Were there ever aliens on the red planet? How does Mars compare to our own planet? Discover the answer to these questions, and much more, with The Story of Mars. Over the coming years, Mars is set to be at the centre of space exploration. With many manned and unmanned missions planned over the next ten years, our distant neighbour now seems closer than ever. The Story of Mars takes a fascinating look at the history, geography, astronomy and science of the red planet. Natural wonders and extreme phenomena, such as the solar system's tallest mountain, its smallest moon, dust devils and supervolcanoes are all explored, as well as the possiblility of life. Beyond this, the book looks at the cultural and historical impact of Mars, as well as its potential as a home for humans. Using photos from NASA's stunning archive, this book is the must-have guide to Mars for all children fascinated by space aged 9+.

How We Lived in Ancient Times

How We Lived in Ancient Times

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

What if you could look back in time and meet everyday children just like you, but from a totally different world? How We Lived in Ancient Times is an amazing window into history through the lives of children through time, showing the clothes they wore, the food they ate, the games they played, and the amazing worlds they lived in. Each section opens with a new child introducing themselves to the reader in a stunning illustrated double-page scene. Behind them, the reader can see the child's environment, from prehistoric caves to Egyptian temples. This is followed by fact-filled pages, allowing readers to see their tools they used, the toys they loved, the food they ate, and much more. Join them in a Japanese palace, explore a Viking village, and race with them on horseback across the Scythian plains. How We Lived in Ancient Times is an unforgettable journey back in time.

Famous Firsts: First Woman in Space

Famous Firsts: First Woman in Space

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2020

A gripping illustrated account of how Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to journey into space on 16 June 1963. As the post-war world was gripped by the Space Race between the USA and the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union surged ahead by putting the first woman in space in 1963. Discover how Valentina Tereshkova accomplished this top-secret, dangerous mission, from the arduous selection and training, to the dangerous flight itself and her triumphant return to Earth. Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.