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Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Gareth Southgate is a successful football manager of the English National Team. But he started as a player for Crystal Palace. Learn about his football history, his wins and his losses.

Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees

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.

The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans

The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Throughout our history, different peoples have invaded and settled in Brtain. This book looks at the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Who were they? Why did they invade Britain and why did they decide to settle here? Find out about these peoples, what they brought with them and how their lifestyles and beliefs have influenced our culture today.

Poison

Poison

Author: Ben Hubbard, Sophie Hannah 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.

The Celts, Picts, Scoti and Romans

The Celts, Picts, Scoti and Romans

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

Throughout our history, different peoples have invaded and settled in Brtain. This book looks at the Celts, Picts, Scots and Romans. Who were they? Why did they invade Britain and why did they decide to settle here? Find out about these peoples, what they brought with them and how their lifestyles and beliefs have influenced our culture today.

Smile!

Smile!

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 has 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: Mixed media product 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.

DIY Survival Manual: Natural Disasters

DIY Survival Manual: Natural Disasters

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.

Space Race (Augmented Reality)

Space Race (Augmented Reality)

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Download the free app to bring space exploration to life like no other book. See the Apollo 11 lunar module, the ISS Space Station and the Curiosity Mars rover in close-up 3D, and watch the book come to life when video clips of NASA footage play 'on the page' when viewed through your smartphone or tablet. This richly illustrated, immersive experience tells the awe-inspiring story of space exploration, looking back in time to the first satellites that were sent into orbit and forward to future missions to Mars. Photographic features highlight key spacecraft such as Vostock 1, the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Dot.Common Sense

Dot.Common Sense

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2019

'A clear, down-to-earth book about online safety' - Parents in Touch Join Olivia and Sam as they discover the wonders of the Internet but learn about how to be safe while they explore. They learn how to deal with cyber bullying and be a good digital citizen, how to keep personal information private and much more. At the end of every chapter the 'Awesome Internet' feature reminds us about all the great things you can do on the Internet, too. Whether you want to use social media safely, use your smartphone or email without downloading something nasty or you're worried that you might be addicted to gaming or experiencing cyber bullying, this illustrated book is a great guide to what you might encounter online for children aged 7+.

Sharks

Sharks

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Sharks are the most awe-inspiring creatures on Earth. Killer machines built of tonnes of solid muscle with thousands of teeth and a bite that can crush any sea (or land) animal, these animals are nature's top predators of the sea. Profiles of the fiercest sharks and accounts from those working up, close and personal with the predators are presented in stunning CGI artwork. Sharks is a thrilling read that will make you marvel at these incredible animals - and may well give you goosebumps.

The Viking Warrior

The Viking Warrior

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2018

...and they laid all waste with dreadful havoc, trod with unhallowed feet the holy places, dug up the altars, and carried off all the treasures of the holy church. Some of the brethren they killed; some they carried off in chains; many they cast out, naked and loaded with insults; some they drowned in the sea. -Simeon of Durham, A History of the Community of Durham Beginning in 789 CE, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked settlements and invaded the Atlantic coast of Europe and the British Isles. They looted and enslaved their enemies, terrorizing all whom they encountered. But that is only part of their story. Sailing their famous longboats, they discovered Iceland and North America, colonised Greenland, founded Dublin, and also sailed up the River Seine and besieged Paris. They settled from Newfoundland to Russia, conquered eastern England, and fought battles from Ireland to the Caspian Sea. They traded walruses with Inuits, brought Russian furs to Western Europe and took European slaves to Constantinople. Their graves contain Arab silver, Byzantine silks and Frankish weapons and artefacts. Illustrated with more than 200 maps, photographs and artworks, The Viking Warrior examines these fearsome warriors through their origins, social structure, raiding culture, weapons, trading networks and settlements.

Settlers and Invaders of Britain Pack A of 2

Settlers and Invaders of Britain Pack A of 2

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/10/2018

This series looks at the people who invaded or settled in Britain during the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Dark Ages and more recently. The books cover the Picts, Celts, Scots, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans, looking at the events that let them to invade Britain, what they brought with them, their culture, lifestyles and beliefs, and the influences that remain in British culture today.

The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans

The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Throughout our history, different peoples have invaded and settled in Brtain. This book looks at the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Who were they? Why did they invade Britain and why did they decide to settle here? Find out about these peoples, what they brought with them and how their lifestyles and beliefs have influenced our culture today.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 18: Revolutionary Robots

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Oxford Level 18: Revolutionary Robots

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

Come face to face with the future! Revolutionary Robots introduces a huge range of advanced and astonishing robots - from Velociraptor receptionists to super-strong teddy bears and miniature bees. Readers can ponder questions of robo-ethics, learn all about the history of robots, plan their own robot design, discover how new bots are developed and marvel at all the incredible things they can do. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.