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Chimpanzees Band 03/Yellow

Chimpanzees Band 03/Yellow

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Learn all about chimpanzees, from where they live to what they eat, in this photographic non-fiction book. Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language This book focuses on adjacent consonants with short vowel phonemes. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Money Box: Saving Money

Money Box: Saving Money

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2019

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.

Money Box: Spending Money

Money Box: Spending Money

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2019

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.

Poison The History of Potions, Powders and Murderous Practitioners

Poison The History of Potions, Powders and Murderous Practitioners

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Chronologically recounting the story of history's silent assassin, Poison documents the gripping tales of the users and victims of these mysterious substances, from Cleopatra, the Borgias and Qin Shi Huang to contemporary secret service agents and terrorists. Profiles of the most commonly used toxins of each era reveal how the power-hungry, the dangerous and the desperate have harnessed these natural killers to achieve their ends. Poisoning is a dark art as old as human history itself. The Roman emperors used poison liberally to dispose of rivals, guests at Renaissance dinner parties were quietly assassinated with adulterated wine, and professional poisoners equipped murderous wives with toxic tonics for their husbands. In twentieth-century warfare, poisonous substances were used in new and awful ways to terrorize and obliterate both civilians and enemy forces. Today, in the search for the perfect covert weapon, shadowy figures deploy pernicious poisons which are almost impossible to trace. They are only the latest in a long line of experimenters: for the same poisons used to kill or injure others have been used throughout history as intoxicants, aphrodisiacs and even elixirs of life. As every amateur toxicologist knows, the difference between a poison and medicine is often simply the dose.

Money Box: What Is Money?

Money Box: What Is Money?

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

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: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

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.

Smile! All About Teeth

Smile! All About Teeth

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

This book looks at all things toothy! Learn all about the different types of teeth in humans, what their functions are, and how and why we have two sets of teeth. Discover the role that dentists and oral hygienists play in looking after your teeth, find out about braces and what they do, which foods are best and worst for your teeth and much more. Our handy guide to brushing your teeth effectively will help you get your teeth squeaky clean! In fact, this book is so interesting it's sure to be snapped up!

Harry Kane

Harry Kane

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Harry Kane rose to stardom as a professional Premier League football player. Read about the teams he's played for and his key role in playing for England in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Influential People Pack A of 2

Influential People Pack A of 2

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

This compelling series brings readers into the lives of actresses, writers, speakers, politicians and movie stars and how they use their fame for the betterment of others.

Natural Disaster Zone: Wildfires and Freak Weather

Natural Disaster Zone: Wildfires and Freak Weather

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

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 wildfires and freak weather. 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.

DIY Survival Manual: Natural Disasters Avoid. Escape. Survive.

DIY Survival Manual: Natural Disasters Avoid. Escape. Survive.

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

DIY Survival Manual: Natural Disasters has the answers to help you prepare for, survive and endure any major natural disaster. Packed with easy to read step-by-step instructions, top tips and real-life survivor accounts. Myth-busting boxes explain the science behind the disasters and common misconceptions held. Discover how each natural disaster is formed and how to always be prepared for every likely scenario. Can you stay calm in the midst of an avalanche? Do you know what to do when a tornado warning sounds? How can you identify different types of wildfire? Take the tests and on-the-spot quizzes to find out whether you are a true survivor.

Natural Disaster Zone: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Natural Disaster Zone: Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2019

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 Earthquakes and Tsunamis. Find out how they form, where they are most 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 over.

Natural Disaster Zone: Volcanoes and Avalanches

Natural Disaster Zone: Volcanoes and Avalanches

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

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.

Natural Disaster Zone: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Natural Disaster Zone: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

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.

Teen Pioneers

Teen Pioneers

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2019

Inspiring profiles of young people who have changed the world around them for the better A look at some amazing young people, from activists to entrepreneurs, whose lives and achievements have had a big impact on the world around them. Designed to inspire and empower today's readers and show them that anyone, no matter how old, can make a big difference. Contents list What does it mean to be a pioneer? Sonita Alizadeh (rapper and activist against forced marriage) Mikaila Ulmer (eco-entrepreneur) Rene Silva (journalist) Mary Grace Henry (entrepreneur and campaigner for girls' education) Salvador Gomez Colon (scientist and inventor) Campbell Remess (campaigner and fundraiser) Malala Yousafzai (activist and Nobel prize winner) Yash Gupta (scientist and inventor) Joshua Wong (politician and activist) Kelvin Doe (inventor) Jazz Jennings (activist for trans rights) Kiara Nirghin (scientist and inventor) Anoyara Khatun (activist and campaigner for children's rights) Shibby de Guzman (political activist) Muzoon Almellehan (activist for refugees) Shubham Banerjee (scientist and inventor) Melati and Isabel Wijsen (environmentalists) Easton Lachappelle (scientist and inventor) Sarah Sobka (scientist and inventor) Lisa Ranran Hu (film-maker and activist)

First Man on the Moon

First Man on the Moon

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2019

A gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landings in July 1969, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this milestone in space exploration Pacey, accessible text recounts the story of the first moon landing, from its beginnings in the Space Race, to early missions, the successful Apollo 11 voyage, Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon and the astronauts' heart-stopping return to Earth Fully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.