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Explaining why we remember the people who fought and died, both in World War One, but also in other armed conflicts in a thoughtful and insightful way. Remembrance Day looks at the background to World War One and also focuses on objects, such as poppies and the Cenotaph that are key to the day itself. Key words at the bottom of each spread help children build their vocabulary around particular topics. The mixture of historical and modern photographs help to make the past more relevant to the children. Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
Why does nobody talk about money? This very helpful book is designed to take the mystery out of money. Filled with practical advice on such topics as how to save money, how to be a smart shopper, and how to budget, it will equip young people with the skills they need to survive in the world of money - now and in the future.
Children will enjoy learning how English works with the help of this friendly, easy-to-follow guide. Clear explanations, fun illustrations and lively example sentences take young readers on a journey of understanding. This is the perfect introduction to grammar and punctuation.
This fun book is a perfect way for young children to start learning about phonics. A team of friendly monsters introduce the sounds letters make, and starting sounds and ending sounds. There are simple activities to match letters to words and pictures, including word trains and a monster circus, and letters to trace over with the wipe-clean pen.
Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school, this entertaining book is filled with prefix and suffix related activities, including making words negative, adding word endings and a spelling quiz. Wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back.
This colourful activity book is a perfect way for young children to start learning about money. Join the friendly monsters and complete a variety of fun activities, including coin counting, buying snacks, visiting the monster market and more. Great for developing pen control, and the pages are wipe-clean so children can practise again and again.
A wipe-clean activity book with lots of entertaining activities to help children learn how to spell. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school. The wipe-clean pages provide endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are included at the back of the book.
An entertaining wipe-clean book filled with spelling activities, including adding the missing letters, choosing word endings and a spelling quiz. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school. The wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back.
This book contains a a highly illustrated first alphabetical dictionary and a wonderful illustrated thesaurus organised by themes and topics. This combo has been specifically created for children aged five to eight. Offering more than the average dictionary, this book contains help with simple grammar and punctuation with example sentences showing how words are used.
The Tudor dynasty presided over one of the most dynamic periods in English history, an era that witnessed courtly conspiracies and public executions, religious reformation and exploration. Its fearsome monarchs transformed England from a minor medieval kingdom into a major player on the world stage.The Tudors reveals the complex personalities behind this powerful family, and the passions and jealousies that spurred them on. From the penny-pinching Henry VII to his profligate, wife-hungry son Henry VIII, and from the religious persecutions of Mary I to the 'golden age' of her sister Elizabeth I, this is a gripping, entertaining romp through a fascinating age.
Children can write with confidence with this brightly illustrated thesaurus. Words and synonyms are organised by type (adventure words, etc.) or by topic (in a city, under the sea, etc), with both simple words and more advanced vocabulary included. A handy word finder at the back allows children to look up a word and find its synonyms. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
Understanding grammar and punctuation is essential when learning the English language. This durable, wipe-clean book allows children to trace over the dotted letters and punctuation marks and fill in the spaces again and again, helping them to learn the basics of grammar and punctuation. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking hazard. Ink from pen may not be washable.
Read all about Amelia Earhart, discover how she learnt to fly and find out about her record-breaking flights. Follow the progress of her final flight and explore the reasons why she disappeared. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
Read all about Christopher Columbus and his dream to sail to Asia. Follow his journey into the unknown, discover what he found in America and see what happened to him on his later voyages. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
This book is an engaging exploration of the history toys from the wooden and metal toys of the 19th century, through the emergence of plastic toys to the development of electronic toys today. It considers toys as varied as Noah's ark and dolls and encourages children to use their knowledge of materials and technology to date the toys they are considering. Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
Travel back to the time of the Vikings! Where did they come from and where did they settle? What beliefs and traditions did they bring with them? How do we know about the Vikings? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of they way of life.
Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologists and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life - how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet! Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.
Read all about the Wright Brothers, find out about their childhoods and follow their early tests and experiments. Learn all about the brothers' first flight and see how their invention changed the world. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
Read all about Neil Armstrong, discover how he became an astronaut and learn about the project to send men to the Moon. Follow the progress of the Apollo mission to the Moon and read about Armstrong's famous Moon walk. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologists and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life -how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet! Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.
Explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, 400 years after his death, with this immersive photographic book. As the world's most famous playwright and his plays are still popular today! This book looks at what life was like in Tudor England, where Shakespeare grew up, delves into what the busy theatres of the time were really like. It also reveals which of Shakespeare's characters Queen Elizabeth I liked best! Read about the different types of play Shakespeare wrote and how he was influenced by the wider world, what it was like to be a Shakespearean actor and find out how to make your own model theatre! The Explore! series delves into the most fascinating topics around for children at Key Stage 2, looking at the topic through a variety of subjects including design anf technology, geography, art, literacy and numeracy.
Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your gnocchi from your Gorgonzola? There's much more to Italian food than pasta and pesto! Discover all about the types of food Italian people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making an Italian dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes. A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
Welcome to the world of fairgrounds! Learn about the history of fairgrounds around the world, their art and music, and the people who run them. Find out about the science behind fairground rides, read an interview with a girl who grew up in a showman community, make your own fairground ride and discover amazing fairground facts and stats.
Learn all about the amazing Ancient Greeks with this photographic book! We give an overview of the Ancient Greek world, from the early peoples to the rise of the great civilization. We take a look at the famous thinkers, writers and artists of the age, what everyday life was like and how Greek architecture still amazes people today. Learn about the great rulers and warriors of this ancient world, about the gods and goddesses that they believed in, and the life of ordinary people. Take a look at the food, buildings, science, medicine of the Greeks and find out how we know about them today. You can read about the Olympic Games, including a letter from a spectator, and the other entertainments, such as the theatre, that the Ancient Greeks enjoyed. You can even design and make your own theatrical mask. Discover amazing facts about the Ancient Greek civilization! Great for homework help and project work!
Learn all about the mighty Romans with this brilliant photographic book. From the rise of Rome and the growth of the Roman Empire to the great emperors, such as Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. We look at the powerful Roman army and how the civilization spread across Europe. Find out how we know about the Romans today, from the amazing buildings that are still standing to the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Then take a look at Roman gods and godesses, and the entertainments, food, artists, musicians and medicines of the time. Read about the games that took place in great amphitheatres, such as the grand Colosseum, the gladiator fights and exciting chariot races. Then, learn about home and family life of people in ancient Rome. You can even read about a day in the life of a Roman child, and design and make your own mosaic with our brilliant activity page. Discover amazing facts about the Roman civilization!
This photographic book gives you an overview of Ancient Egyptians. From the early kingdoms to the mighty pharaohs that led the Eqyptian world. Learn about Egyptian religion and beliefs, life for ordinary people and the brilliant buildings. We also look at the food, medicine, science, music and art of the time. You can read about a day at temple school and learn to write in hieroglyphics.
The Cotswolds have featured on a thousand country calendars, but what is the real story behind the picture-perfect rural scene? Jane Bingham reveals a history of privilege and poverty, idyll and conflict, through the eyes of travellers, writers and artists. Lying in the heart of Southern England, the Cotswolds occupy a significant place in the history of the nation. Ancient stone circles and ruined Roman villas provide reminders of a distant past. Fine churches and manor houses survive from the prosperous Middle Ages, and the landscape also bears the scars of Civil War. The home of kings and nobles since Saxon times, the region is famous for its grand estates, while signs of an industrial age can be seen in its mills and factories. After the wool trade reached its peak in the fifteenth century, the fortunes of the Cotswolds suffered a slow decline as its villages sank into picturesque decay. But in the 1890s the region began to experience a remarkable transformation. It was then that William Morris and his followers discovered the area, establishing thriving centres for Arts and Crafts. In the following century, writers and artists moved to the Cotswolds and there followed a steady rise in tourism. Today, the region continues to attract visitors, as well as country-weekenders and celebrities. Observing all these changes, and picturing the landscape, has been a lively company of writers, artists and musicians. Some, like Laurie Lee, belong to a particular place, while others have viewed the Cotswolds as outsiders. In their writings, art and music, they have all celebrated the distinctive, and sometimes surprising, character of the Cotswolds. FAMOUS FIGURES: Elizabeth I at Woodstock; Charles I at Edgehill; Marlborough and Churchill at Blenheim; The Mitford sisters at Swinbrook; Prince Charles at Highgrove; Damien Hirst at Toddington Manor. THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT: William Morris at Kelmscott and Broadway; C. R. Ashbee at Chipping Campden: Ernest Gimson and the Barnsley brothers at Sapperton. WRITERS AND MUSICIANS: William Shakespeare in the northern hills; Alexander Pope at Cirencester Park; Laurie Lee in the Slad Valley; T. S. Eliot at Burnt Norton; Ralph Vaughan Williams and A. E. Housman on Bredon Hill.
This photographic book gives you an overview of World War Two. From how the war began to how it spread worldwide, the new technology that was used in war for the first time, how women's roles changed in society because of the war, what life was like on the home front, and how the war was recorded in pictures, diaries, poems and stories. You can learn about key figures, such as Winston Churchill, and events, such as The Holocaust. You can also read a diary entry from the Blitz and learn how to create your own secret code.
Explore the Victorians who lived in a time of great progress and change. Find out how factories and towns grew incredibly fast, and the British Empire reached its largest size. Discover the advances in transport, industry and architecture, and learn about the lives of both rich and poor. Read about Queen Victoria's long life and reign, the great Victorian buildings, ideas and inventions. Discover the working conditions in the mines and factories and a day in the life of a Victorian schoolchild. The Explore! series delves into the most fascinating topics around for children at Key Stage 2, looking at the topic through a variety of subjects including design and technology, geography, art, literacy and numeracy.
A combined children's dictionary and thesaurus with over 1000 colour illustrations, clear definitions and helpful suggestions for alternative words.
This title explores how houses and homes have changed from the Victorian era through to the present day. It considers how building materials have changed and how different features of the house have evolved from fireplaces to toilets and from bedrooms to sitting rooms. Childrens are encouraged to examine the world around them and use the examples provided in the book to better understand the history of their own home. Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
The My Holiday In series offers a simple approach to the concept of travel and the new experience of going on holiday to a foreign country. This title focuses on the exciting sights and attractions of India, including weather, food, landscape, accommodation, the people and their language.
The My Holiday In series offers a simple approach to the concept of travel and the new experience of going on holiday to a foreign country. The typical things relating to holidays are discussed for each country, such as weather, food, landscape, accommodation, the people and their language, as well as the sights and attractions that will appeal to children.
A comprehensive dictionary with over a thousand colour illustrations, over 10,000 entries and 25,000 straightforward definitions with part of speech indicators, example sentences and pronunciation guides for tricky words. * Also contains information on parts of speech, the conventions of written English and a brief history of the English language. * Fully revised and updated for 2014 and beyond, with new words added and redundant words removed. * An essential and great value home or school reference book perfect for children beginning their SAts.
The My Holiday In series offers a simple approach to the concept of travel and the new experience of going on holiday to a foreign country. In this title, the typical things relating to holidays are discussed for Brazil, such as its weather, food, landscape, accommodation, the people and their language, as well as the sights and attractions that will appeal to children.
This photographic book gives you an overview of Shakespeare and the time that he lived in. From his upbringing and family life, to his world famous plays and the Globe Theatre. Learn about the world in the time of Shakespeare from London and England to the wider world. You can read about a day in the life of a boy actor, and even learn how to make your own model theatre.
Who were the flappers? What were talkies ? Who inspired the Harlem Renaissance? This book provides the answers and covers the effect of World War I and the newfound freedom of women on the popular culture of the era. For this was the age of jazz and cabaret, King Kong and Tarzan, and the golden age of radio.
This series teaches readers about the often brave, but sometimes ill-informed, explorers who made their names venturing into unexplored territory.
This title teaches readers about the first brave, but sometimes ill-informed, explorers who ventured into the jungles of the Amazon. Read all about the region, the river, and some of the most bizarre tales of its exploration.
This is an overview of the history of the world from prehistoric times up to the year 2000. It is illustrated with a wealth of images depicting key events and everyday life in times gone by.
For years, mysterious symbols and patterns have been appearing in many fields. Who or what created them, and what could they possibly mean? Are they the work of beings from another world, or simply an elaborate hoax? Using the scientific method to evaluate the evidence, this book attempts to find out!
Does the patch of stormy sea between the tip of Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda hide a dark and frightening secret? For decades, there have been cases of ships and aircraft that seem to vanish in this part of the Atlantic Ocean. Others have reported strange occurrences, such as clocks and navigational instruments failing. Can science solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle? Using the scientific method to evaluate the evidence, this book attempts to find out!
This series provides a new, fun approach to solving the mysteries of the ages, combining exciting and dramatic narratives with more traditional non-fiction science content. Each book focuses on one mystery, and is divided into two distinct sections: a non-fiction, dramatic, high-tension narrative that recounts individual sightings or encounters; and a more traditional non-fiction science section that aims to explain and disprove or validate the narratives, using the scientific method.
This is a richly illustrated guide to the medieval world, covering the period from the years 500 to 1500. You can learn about everyday life in medieval Europe, from the lives of peasant farmers and merchant bankers, to Benedictine monks and feudal kings. You can explore the development of worldwide cultures and their different approaches to art, technology, warfare and religion. You can follow the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires across the medieval world including the Byzantine Empire, Chinese dynasties and the empires of the Andes. It features recommended Internet links to websites where you can download Usborne pictures, find extra information, or take part in interactive challenges.
What jobs did Anglo-Saxon people do? What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village? How did the Anglo-Saxons use songs, poems and riddles? This book looks at the everyday lives of men, women and children in Anglo-Saxon times. Drawing on evidence the Anglo-Saxons left behind, it examines how they lived, studied, worked, played and worshipped. Go back in time and read stories about the key figures of the time, such as Alfred the Great, Kenelm, a young prince and Easwida, a girl who refused to marry.
Women at War explores the role of women during the Progressive Era and World War I and the growth of women's suffrage. This informative book surveys the lives of both the poor and the rich, discovering that while most women gained new rights in the period from 1900 to 1920, some still faced discrimination and injustice.
The 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, finally enfranchised American women. In the early 1920s, many women had well-paying jobs and more freedom than ever before. However, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 brought the Great Depression, making life extremely hard for working women, wives, and mothers. The Great Depression concentrates on key areas of women's lives, such as their role in the family and in the workplace. It traces the growing role of women in politics after they gained the right to vote in 1920 and describes the part some women played in advancing learning, science, sports, and the arts.
This book draws on the evidence the ancient Egyptians left behind. It examines how they lived, studied, worked, played and worshipped. There are also stories of real people.
Read about how the warm climate and Roman Catholic religion have affected clothing choices in Mexico, a country that draws its cultural traditions both from its ancient civilizations of Olmec and Maya and the conquering Spanish settlers.
Japan's strong cultural and religious traditions, as well as the varied climate, have affected the way Japanese people young and old dress for special occasions. Sections about modern-day dress include how men and women dress for work, for sports, and for more formal events.
The fascinating history of ships and the explorers who sailed in them told for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks, winner of the Carnegie Medal. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
The World of Mythology series introduces the myths of the world's greatest civilizations. The Classical world of ancient Greece and Rome has had an immeasurable impact on Western culture, but what inspired some of the greatest writers, philosophers, and architects of all time? Gods were not only worshipped, but consulted for both minor problems and victory in battle. The legends of mortals Heracles and Perseus were wrapped up in the lives of the immortals. Art and artifacts, as well as photographs of the landscapes immortalized in the tales, bring the world of Classical myth to life.
A lively account of the story of trains for children growing in reading confidence. Follows the history of trains from the first engines of the eighteenth century to the high-speed trains of today. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
Three exciting adventure stories for children just beginning to read. The Knights of King Arthur were the bravest, strongest and most loyal knights of all, which these stories show as they battle dragons, slay giant ogres and rescue maidens in distress. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
Three exciting adventure stories for children just beginning to read. The Knights of King Arthur were the bravest, strongest and most loyal knights of all, which these stories show as they battle dragons, slay giant ogres and rescue maidens in distress. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.
This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.
The three Billy Goats Gruff were leaving their farm to look for food. But as they crossed a river, they came face to fang with the Terrible Troll. Ages 5+ years.
This brand new series brings to life the fascinating lives of famous historical figures. Lively speech, gentle humour and full-colour illustrations bring the reader close to the action as they learn about each famous character. Age 7-11.