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'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+.
Build your very own model of a Beechcraft Staggerwing bi-plane! This striking plane is sure to take off with kids who love aircraft. The bright red model is easy to construct without using scissors or glue, or making a mess. The model pieces are simply pressed out of boards, and then slotted together. The pack also includes a 16-page book filled with cool aviation facts, a fun quiz and stunning imagery of the Beechcraft Staggerwing plane.
During Japan's Warring States period, centuries of strife had left the country divided and leaderless. Those who filled the power vacuum were the daimyo, warlords who ruled over the clans and provinces of Japan. Serving their daimyo, the samurai were the ultimate warriors at a time when military prowess won out over hereditary power and position. The nature of warfare itself changed-romantic ideas of mounted duels and battlefield decorum became as rare as aristocratic samurai leaders. Marching in to replace them were the common foot soldiers, the ashigaru, armed with pikes and matchlock rifles. The Samurai Warrior examines the fighting men of this key period in Japanese history. Divided into six chapters, the book describes the unification under the Tokugawa bakufu, the major battles of the era, the weapons and armour used, the social structure of Japanese society, myths about the samurai, and finally the decline of the samurai amidst the modernization of the Meiji period. Including more than 200 photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps, The Samurai Warrior is a colourful, accessible study of Japan's famous but often misunderstood warrior elite.
The Aspects of British History Beyond 1066 series looks at significant developments, events and turning points in Britain's history from 1066 onwards. Each book describes events as they unfolded at the time as well as the effects that they have had on the Britain we know today.
Can you imagine a time when the punishment for stealing was death by hanging? Or when a person had to plunge their arm into boiling water to prove their innocence? It is hard to believe, but these are all punishments for crimes committed in Britain during the last 1,000 years. Some crimes have changed and others remain the same. However, how we punish crime has changed a lot ... thankfully! This book tells the gruesome story of British crime and punishment over the centuries, from 1066 to the present. With fascinating topic fact boxes and a timeline, this book will keep readers on the straight and narrow!
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.
If you're itching to know your Jurassic from your Triassic, and your Diplodocus from your Dilophosaurus, look no further! How many teeth did T. rex have? What's the oldest dinosaur fossil ever discovered? Did birds evolve from dinosaurs? Find the answers to these and lots of other dinosaur puzzlers inside this fantastic, fact-packed book. Perfect for curious and dino-crazy kids aged 8 and up.
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.
Easy-to-read text and clear photos make a complex topic easy for beginning readers to understand. Readers learn about the workings of computers and how to use them safely.
'He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.' Victor Hugo Think of Paris and you might picture romantic images of elegant boulevards, bohemian artists and cafe society. Those aren't wrong, but the story of Paris is also a tale of riots and revolution, plagues and squalor, sieges, occupations and religious persecution. Ranging from ancient Gallic city conquered by the Romans to the 2015 terrorist attacks, Bloody History of Paris is a lively account of the political, military, social and cultural life of the capital. At times the largest city in Europe, Paris has been sacked by the Vikings, besieged by the Prussians and occupied by the Nazis; it has nurtured the artistic heights of Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani and Edith Piaf, but also witnessed their self-destructive lives. It has been the site of the Catholic massacre of Protestants in 1572, the execution of a king, and of thousands in religious and political conflicts. From Abelard and He loi se to Joan of Arc, Coco Chanel to Princess Diana; from the Man in the Iron Mask to Marat, from Jacques Mesrine to Jim Morrison, the book takes a broad sweep over the more sinister moments in the city's history. Expertly written and illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white photographs, paintings and artworks, Bloody History of Paris tells the vibrant, unromantic tale of one of the world's most romantic cities.
Ever wonder what goes on inside your computer? Take a look into how processors, networks and more are all connected.
Digital technology can sometimes be overwhelming. Find out what computers are used for. Learn how to store information, search online, play games and more.
This book takes the mystery out of computer programming. Learn about coding, algorithms and more.
Are you ever overwhelmed with the amount of information online? Find out how to navigate the online world easily and safely.
Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. This non-fiction text told in graphic form looks at the lives of some of the worlds most important historical figures. What do the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, the Brooklyn Bridge and the first motor car have in common? They were all designed by great engineers! Join Isambard Kingdom Brunel as he looks at some of the world's greatest feats of engineering. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, ideas for follow-up activities and higher-level comprehension questions.
From outer space to a child's bedroom, Zoom In! gradually magnifies the world in a series of bright and detailed illustrations. This is a fun and child-friendly exploration of maps and the world. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.