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How Coding Works

How Coding Works

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2017

This book takes the mystery out of computer programming. Learn about coding, algorithms and more.

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2017

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: Dark Red+ Book Band, Oxford Level 19: Great Engineers

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Red+ Book Band, Oxford Level 19: Great Engineers

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

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.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: Zoom In!

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Oxford Level 4: Zoom In!

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

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.

Dinosaur Questions & Answers

Dinosaur Questions & Answers

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2016

Adventures in Space Pack A of 2

Adventures in Space Pack A of 2

Author: Ben Hubbard, Andrew Langley Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 11/08/2016

This series profiles four of the world's most famous astronauts. From the achievements of the space race to modern astronauts living aboard the International Space Station, the reader will follow their early lives, rigorous training and amazing journeys into the unknown.

Neil Armstrong and Traveling to the Moon

Neil Armstrong and Traveling to the Moon

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Join Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon, from his early life to his first trip aboard an American spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at the time. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.

10: Artworks That Changed The World

10: Artworks That Changed The World

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2016

Artworks can be shocking, outrageous, breath-taking and rule-breaking. But some go even further and manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these artworks - from the prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux that revealed to us how innate art really is to being human, to Banksy's Sweeping it Under the Carpet, which used art as a political statement, painted on a gallery wall. Each of the 10 world-changing pieces of art is examined in detail - who was the artist; how was it created; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning human history, from anonymous cave paintings in 15,000 BCE, to Renaissance Italy, Pop art in the 1960s and modern-day installations, this book not only examines the incredible art created during this time, but also places it in the context of historical events. The artworks include paintings, sculptures, installations and graffiti. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, art and politics; the book includes 10 further influential pieces of art, as well as a timeline that places the artwork in the context of world history.

Women's Stories from History Pack A of 4

Women's Stories from History Pack A of 4

Author: Ben Hubbard, Andrew Langley, Cath Senker Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 10/03/2016

These are the stories of female trailblazers who fought for and won many of the rights we take for granted today. They protested against the harsh working conditions of the Industrial Revolution and struggled for the right to vote. They stepped forward to take on jobs previously seen as men-only in World War II and stood up for equal rights and equal pay in the 1960s. They helped change society's image of women forever.

Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution

Stories of Women During the Industrial Revolution

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

From the mid 18th century, new machines powered by steam and coal began to produce goods on a massive scale. This was known as the Industrial Revolution. Workers were badly paid and their working conditions were harsh. Life was even harder for working women, who received lower wages and fewer rights than men. Some women, however, would not stand for the poor treatment of themselves or others. These are the stories of four trailblazers who achieved amazing things in difficult circumstances: Known as the Angel of the Prisons , Elizabeth Fry brought about changes for female and child inmates. Florence Nightingale did the unthinkable for a woman of the time and, instead of getting married, became a nurse and reformed the nursing system. Sarah G. Bagley was a pioneering labour activist who fought against harsh factory conditions. Mother Jones earned the title of most dangerous woman in America by travelling around the country urging coal miners and mill workers to stand up for their rights. Many of the rights women have today are down to their actions. They helped change society's image of women forever.

The Viking Warrior

The Viking Warrior

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2015

It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you'll only die tired. - Viking saying. 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, terrorising all whom they encountered. But that is only part of their story. Sailing their famous longboats, they discovered Iceland and America (both by accident) and also sailed up the Seine to Paris (which they sacked). They settled from Newfoundland to Russia, founded Dublin and fought battles as far afield as the Caspian Sea. A thousand years after their demise, traces of the Vikings can be found as far apart as Canada and Turkey. 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. Arranged thematically, The Viking Warrior examines the Norsemen through their origins, society, raiding culture, weapons and war tactics, exploration, trade, settlements and kingdoms. Illustrated with more than 200 colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and artworks, The Viking Warrior is an expertly written account of a people who have long captured the popular imagination.

Tornado

Tornado

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

What is it like to witness a tornado? This book looks at the Moore, El Reno and other tornadoes, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.

10: People That Changed The World

10: People That Changed The World

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2015

For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some people have such a profound and at times devastating influence, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these people - from discoverer Christopher Columbus who brought about a radical change to the face of the American continents, to Osama bin Laden who masterminded the devastating attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism. Each of these 10 world-changing people is examined in detail - what were their circumstances; what turned them into a world-changing figure; what kind of a legacy have they left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the ancient world of Alexander the Great, to the age of discovery in the 15th century, the World Wars, and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the people themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. It includes scientists, dictators, civil rights activists, terrorists and politicians. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further highly influential people, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.

Adventures in Space Pack A of 4

Adventures in Space Pack A of 4

Author: Ben Hubbard, Andrew Langley Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/07/2015

This series profiles four of the world's most famous astronauts. From the achievements of the space race to modern astronauts living aboard the International Space Station, the reader will follow their early lives, rigorous training and amazing journeys into the unknown.

Neil Armstrong and Traveling to the Moon

Neil Armstrong and Traveling to the Moon

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Join Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut to set foot on the moon, from his early life to his first trip aboard an American spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at the time. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.

Yuri Gagarin and the Race to Space

Yuri Gagarin and the Race to Space

Author: Ben Hubbard Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Join Yuri Gagarin on his journey into space! This book examines the extraordinary life of the first astronaut in space, from his early life to his first trip aboard a Russian spacecraft. Discover what the space race was and other developments happening at the time. Find out about the rigorous training that astronauts undergo and how they prepare for a journey into the unknown.