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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: Pet Care Guides: Caring for Cats and Kittens

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: Pet Care Guides: Caring for Cats and Kittens

Author: Ben Hubbard, Battersea Dogs' Home Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Are you thinking about taking on the huge responsibility of owning a cat? This book is a comprehensive guide for children aged 8+ to caring for a new cat or a kitten - including animals taken from a rescue centre such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. It covers all aspects such as choosing the right pet for you, making it feel at home, daily care, what to feed him/her and how best to communicate with your cat. The book is endorsed by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - the most famous animal refuge charity in the country - and illustrated with images from Battersea's photo library and by the quirky cartoons of Jason Chapman who has been illustrator for the Home for a number of years.

Plague

Plague

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2020

This book examines history's most destructive pandemics including The Black Death (Bubonic Plague); The Great Plague of London, the 1918 Spanish Flu, HIV/AIDS and more. It uses a narrative structure to describe the causes, events and eventual cessation of each outbreak. It features case stories of those affected, the science behind each disease, the physical symptoms and effects, and the different approaches to stopping or eradicating the diseases. This is a highly topical book that addresses the outbreak of COVID-19. It offers a message of hope to those worried or affected by COVID-19. That is, that pandemics come and go, people have survived through them, and with each one our understanding of how to slow or stop them increases. The book features illustrations and etchings from the Middle Ages and photographs from pandemics later in history.

Time Travel Guides: The Maya and Chichen Itza

Time Travel Guides: The Maya and Chichen Itza

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

Travel back in time to Chichen Itza and find out all about the Maya. 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 part 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'.

Time Travel Guides: The Stone Age and Skara Brae

Time Travel Guides: The Stone Age and Skara Brae

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

Travel back in time to Skara Brae and find out all about life in the Stone Age. 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 part 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'. Perfect for the KS2 history curriculum.

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: 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.

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: 27/10/2020

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: 27/10/2020

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: 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: 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.

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.