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In Pirates: Dead Men's Tales, we explore pirates throughout history and across the globe. We come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorised the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out; and Captain Kidd, who might be the unluckiest pirate of all time, and whose legendary treasure is still sought after. Lavish hand-drawn illustrations bring the real life stories of legendary pirate-rogues to life. With in-depth pirate profiles and highly visual maps and explore all the incredible details of life as a pirate on the high seas.
Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he investigates one of the body's most important organs: the brain! The human brain is behind everything you do. From taking your first step to creating the computer, this vital organ gives humans the ability to learn and adapt to an ever-changing world. With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about our brains and how they work in this informative picture book! Perfect for young scientists' school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards. Check out these other Seymour Simon books about the Body: The Heart Lungs Bones Eyes and Ears Muscles Guts
Encyclopedia of Space includes thousands of facts accompanied by stunning photos and detailed diagrams. The wonders of space, from dark matter to the Solar System, are explored in great detail, with clear sections to aid navigation between topics.Text is presented in the form of accessible bullet points and amazing fact panels add extra interest.
Where is the hottest place on the Earth? Which animals love the hot weather? Where would you see a mirage? In Focus: Tropical Lands has the answers! In Focus is a cool, new information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them! Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary and index, plus front and end gatefold flaps on the cover.
Now in paperback, Lynne Cheney's dramatic and New York Times"
bestselling account of a great leader's patriotic feat.
Jump in and get up close to honey bees to learn all about what they are, how hard they work, and the important tasks they perform during their life cycle. Adorable illustrations and kid-friendly text make complex science fun and easy to understand. Every Jump Into Science book ends with a hands-on experiment to fully engage readers and extra material to stimulate further learning.
One of a range of titles in the 'Wonders of Learning' series, this is a full colour educational omnibus filled with fascinating facts to educate children.
"True Green Kids" is the one book every home should have for the
next generation. This vital children's title is an innovative
collection of fun and practical ways to help kids become agents for
environmental change in their world.
Butterflies come alive in this Discover More Reader. Busy Butterflies is a Level 1 Reader (ages 4-6) packed with key facts, vivid diagrams, exciting photographs and simple sentences to explain it all. Learn all about the monarch butterfly, from its metamorphosis from a caterpillar to its incredible journey across the American continent! As children follow the monarch, they will meet a host of other beautiful butterflies and find out all about butterflies' lifecycles, senses, and just why they are important to all of Planet Earth. Including key vocabulary words and infographics to help children learning to read. Comes with free digital book featuring extra content, games and activities, plus audio and video enhancements.
Learn about recycling from a new perspective! Peek into this diary of a plastic bottle as it goes on a journey from the refinery plant, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into it's new life...as a fleece jacket!
Told from the point of view of a free-spirited plastic bottle, kids can share in the daily experiences and inner thoughts of the bottle through his personal journal. The diary entries will be fun and humorous yet point out the ecological significance behind each product and the resources used to make it. Readers will never look at a plastic bottle the same way again!
In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time - long overdue - for all men to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even the youngest reader can understand.
Who's your favourite England footballer? To help you decide, Match! England Football Heroes tells you everything you need to know about past, present and future superstars! Perfect for young football fans (or anyone with three lions on their shirt), this awesome edition of Match! is packed with all the info about forty-five of the best England players ever - player profiles, facts and stats, quizzes, greatest moments and the 2018 squad's FIFA World Cup journey. This must-have book features ten England legends, the current squad and players to watch from the youth teams. Discover more about Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Jordan Pickford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Kieran Trippier, Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli, Bobby, Moore, Wayne Rooney, Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, Paul Gascoigne, Ryan Sessegnon, Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and many more. Discover more footy fun in this awesome series, with MATCH! Incredible Stats and Facts, MATCH! Football Puzzles, MATCH! Build Your Own Club and MATCH! Joke Book.
Readers' imaginations will be fired on every page with this wonderful single-volume science encyclopedia. The book is arranged thematically into five core topics: Numbers and Shapes; The Way the World Works; The World of Materials; Living Things and Space. A range of informative and interactive features perfectly enhance and consolidate each reference section.
The Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first maths concepts. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 maths words and concepts, from 'add' to 'zero'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams, including some Numicon shapes and figures, to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their maths lessons - topics included are days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and apparatus used in class. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary. Go online for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? On this adventure, Harriet and Milton are investigating the beginning of the modern scientific age - experiment with Boyle and Hooke, and meet Newton. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery. Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.
Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he investigates one of the body's most important organs: the heart Acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon brings you this indispensable guide that takes you through the heart, from atrium to capillary and back again. By the time you finish reading these words, your heart may have beaten up to 50 times. As you walk, eat, and sleep, your heart continually pumps trillions of blood cells through thousands of miles of blood vessels inside your body. You may not be able to see your own heart, but all you have to do is look inside this book to see how this amazing organ works. With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about our hearts and how they work in this informative picture book. Perfect for young scientists' school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards. Check out these other Seymour Simon books about the body: The Brain Lungs Bones Eyes and Ears Guts Muscles
100 Facts Evolution is bursting with exactly 100 incredible facts, unbelievable images and fun activities. Children will learn everything they need to know about our ever-evolving world. 100 Facts Evolution contains key topics about how life on Earth has changed in simple numbered facts. Every page showcases fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Evolution: - The first forms of life and how it all began according to science - Charles Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest and natural selection - Modern breakthroughs such as genetic make-up and 'designer' evolution Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - If all the DNA in your body was put end to end, it would reach from Earth to the Sun and back more than 660 times. - The prehistoric-looking cassowary from Australia has stiff feathers and small wings. Its ancestors could fly, but over millions of years cassowaries have lost the ability to take to the sky. - More than 47,000 apsen trees in Utah, United States, are joined by underground suckers. The parent tree sent out suckers from its roots, which sprouted into new trees. They are identical clones. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Quiz time: What type of animal did Darwin collect while he was at university? - Draw an evolving animal using tracing paper and change a body part each time - Practise classifying species using lots of shoes! Divide them into different types and then into smaller groups based on something like shoelaces. Keep dividing by common features. Author: Sally Morgan Consultant: Steve Parker Pages: 40 Age: 7+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781848105638
This is an authoritative book from the word experts at Oxford to get budding writers crafting brilliant stories. It will help you think about how to develop an idea into a gripping and powerful story, with examples and tips from the best known authors to show you how it's done. For children aged 11 and over, it covers all the key elements of plot, characterization, building a believable world, thinking about tone and style, weaving description into stories, through to endings and editing your work. Practical tips will get any struggling writer to beat the fear of the blank page and inspirational advice will help young authors to achieve their creative writing goals. It includes information on sharing stories and how to get people reading your work.
Jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts and interesting info this fun-filled Q&A book is sure to satisfy the most curious kids (and adults too!). The team that brought you WHY? flips that question around to deliver more than 1,111 more awesome answers, brain-bending breakdowns, and epic explainations to all kinds of burning questions about how the world works.
With the first book in the series, we answered WHY? In this exciting follow-up, we figured WHY NOT? The concept is simple. Got a question? Boy, do we have answers! Over 1,111 of them. Why don't you keep growing your whole life? Check out the human body section. Why aren't we traveling by jetpack yet? Tech has your answer. Why aren't school busses red? Flip to the pop culture chapter. Why aren't dinosaurs still alive? Why can't you walk on clouds? It's all there! With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, we've got the expert information in a fun Q&A format that will keep kids digging for answers. Answers include all kinds of fascinating extra info like top 10 lists, weird-but-true facts, explorer profiles, and cool activities. Now, go stump your parents!
Presents a color, illustrated writing course which teaches young learners to develop the skills and strategies in the writing process. Practice activities encourage accuracy and creativity. In this title, student success is evaluated in terms of accurate use of grammatical structures, and whether their writing fulfills its communicative purpose.
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