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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.

Space Race (Augmented Reality) The Story of Space Exploration to the Moon and Beyond

Space Race (Augmented Reality) The Story of Space Exploration to the Moon and Beyond

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 How to stay smart and safe online

Dot.Common Sense How to stay smart and safe online

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

'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 Get Up Close to Nature's Fiercest Predators

Sharks Get Up Close to Nature's Fiercest Predators

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 Raiders, Pillagers and Explorers Who Terrorized Medieval Europe

The Viking Warrior The Raiders, Pillagers and Explorers Who Terrorized Medieval Europe

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2018

...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.

The Big Countdown: 1.5 Billion Transport Vehicles on the World's Roads

The Big Countdown: 1.5 Billion Transport Vehicles on the World's Roads

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2018

Count down the world of transport with an amazing mix of numbers, facts and statistics! Do you know how fast a space rocket blasts through the sky? Or how deep under the sea submarines have ventured? How about the number of electric cars on the road? Or the top speed of NASA's crawler transporter (hint - it's not very fast!) Discover the answers to all these questions and much more in Big Countdown: Transport. The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Ideal reading for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.

The Big Countdown: 7.6 Billion People Living in the Countries of the World

The Big Countdown: 7.6 Billion People Living in the Countries of the World

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2018

Count down the countries of the world with an amazing mix of numbers, facts and statistics! Do you know how many football pitches would fit into Europe? Or which country has the most newspaper readers? What is a megacity and which is the biggest one in the world? And how many wildebeest migrate thousands of kilometres every year across African's plains? Discover the answers to all these questions and much, more more in Big Countdown: Countries. The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Ideal reading for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.

Discovering Titanic

Discovering Titanic

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

Discovering Titanic tells the tale of Titanic's discovery, the disaster that sank her, and the human stories behind the shipwreck using objects recovered from the site. Over 105 years since Titanic sank, but history's most famous shipwreck continues to make global headlines. Every year, new objects are found which bring its forgotten stories to light. This book examines each one in detail revealing what it was like on board the ship and the effect Titanic has on modern life. Photographs and Computer Generated Images are accompanied by lively text that brings the story of the Titanic to children in an engaging way.

Settlers and Invaders of Britain Pack A of 2

Settlers and Invaders of Britain Pack A of 2

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback 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.

Time Travel Guides: The Maya and Chichen Itza

Time Travel Guides: The Maya and Chichen Itza

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2018

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: Viking Britain and Jorvik

Time Travel Guides: Viking Britain and Jorvik

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2018

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 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'.

Digital Citizens: My Community and Media

Digital Citizens: My Community and Media

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2018

Become a sensible, informed digital citizen with this handy guide The internet connects people from all over the world and provides a great place to share our interests. But clever digital citizens are careful and smart about socialising online, making sure they enjoy it safely. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Digital Citizens: My Safety and Security

Digital Citizens: My Safety and Security

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2018

Become a sensible, informed digital citizen with this handy guide Be prepared! Learn how to stay safe and secure in the digital world. This book will show you how, with tips from setting uncrackable passwords to recognising fake websites. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: I Want a Cat

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: I Want a Cat

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2018

Learn about looking after cats with this heart-warming story. Would you really love a cat but don't know the first thing about how it will affect you and your family? This book gives young children aged 6+ all information they and their families need to see if they could take on this big responsibilty. The information is given through the story of Holly who is is desperate to get a cat, but the rest of his family don't think it's a good idea. So Holly decides to start a scrapbook to discover what a cat needs. She looks around his home and wonders where the cat will live. She collects photos of different cat breeds and adds labels with their temperaments, how to care for them etc. Holly's family see her enthusiasm and begin to get on board with the idea. Together they visit a kitten from a local family but they also visit a rescue centre and decide to get an adult cat from there. Using Jason Chapman's lively illustrations and Alex's photographic scrapbook, this 'two books in one' describes the behaviour and needs of cats and how it affects a family's life day-to-day in a charming and fun way. The book is endorsed and checked by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

The Changing Power of the British Monarchy

The Changing Power of the British Monarchy

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

This book describes the changing power of the British monarchy, from William the Conqueror in 1066 to the present day. Organized by royal dynasties and highlighting the reigns of particular monarchs such as King John, Henry VIII, Queen Anne and Queen Victoria, readers can learn about the changing fortunes and power struggles between monarchs and their people. With topic fact boxes containing information that enhances or reinforces the text and fun Regal Facts boxes, plus a timeline and small family trees, this book provides young readers with a fascinating insight into the history of the British monarchy.

Smile! All About Teeth

Smile! All About Teeth

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

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!