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Filled with all the festive facts every HORRIBLE HISTORIES reader wants to know! The complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the Puritans tried to abolish Christmas, to Christmas in the trenches whenthe British and Germans traded bullets for footballs. Plus dreadful jokes, rotten recipes and a Christmas quiz!
This bulging compendium is loaded with jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography! Based on the popular National Geographic Weird but True! Series, this new 2020 annual pairs the planet's quirkiest, wackiest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories. From extraordinary extra-terrestials, esports superstars, animal astronauts, mermaids, unicorns, and franken-foods to the longest novels ever written, the world's most epic train journeys, and very venomous creatures. Whether it's gross inventions,crazy castles, ghostly goings-on, bonkers black holes, or peculiar musical instruments, Weird but True! 2020 is filled with the wackiest facts! Features include: * Facts and stories about geography, biology, the animal kingdom, social sciences, human achievement and innovation * Infographics and fact files * Bright, bold photography and illustration * A fact-finding index
Look out! Tom, Delia and the whole Gates family are going on holiday. How will Tom manage to keep himself busy on the most boring campsite ever? By doodling, of course! An exciting new story - with doodle your own elements! - from award-winning and best-selling author Liz Pichon.
Koalas eat gum leaves. They ONLY eat gum leaves - all day, every day. But this koala wants something else. He wants ice-cream... Will he find some tasty treats? And will he ever miss eating gum leaves? A stylish new picture book from an exciting author/illustrator duo.
Explore the amazing world of animals with this brilliant tried-and-tested format. Big Book of Animals is bursting with photographs of everyone's favourite cuddly creatures, along with some unusual animals and all kinds of fun facts. LEGO (R) minifigures guide the reader through the animal kingdom using all of their trademark antics and humour. There are vignettes, mini comic strips and infographics on every spread to engage children and reinforce the great information. This new format for the LEGO (R) non-fiction line is an ideal gift for any child curious about the incredible world of animals.
In THE BIG FAT FATHER CHRISTMAS JOKE BOOK Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary, brings you two hilarious books in one - Father Christmas' Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery - full of rib-tickling fun for the festive season. This brilliant bind-up is sure to keep you laughing right through to the New Year and beyond.
Bestselling Andy McNab and award-winning Phil Earle join forces for the very first time, and the results are hilarious! Danny Mack's mates are brilliant: there's his best mate Giraffles (yeh, you read that right), so-called because of his unusually long neck; the MandM twins (you got it - like the chocolate) who are always finishing each other's sentences; and Lucky Success, who, well I reckon you can guess how he got his name. They're the best mates a kid could ask for, and when an epic school trip is announced, they're all properly made up about it. Because school trips are just an excuse to have a big laugh with your mates, right? Erm, WRONG. Let's just say that this is a school trip like no other, and Danny, Giraffles, Lucky and the MandMs have got a real challenge on their hands. Will they make it through? If Danny has anything to do with it, you bet they will! Brilliantly illustrated by Robin Boydon, illustrator of David Solomon's My Arch-Enemy is a Brain in a Jar, and full of laughs and a lot of heart, Get Me Out of Here! is without a doubt the book of the year.
MURDEROUS MATHS: The Secrets of Sums is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why numbers are nifty and arithmetic is amazing. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: tackle the terrible times table master diabolical division conquer fractions - and much more! Illustrated by Daniel Postgate and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
One thing that unites us all - across time, nations and peoples - is food. From chocolate, rice pudding and sandwiches to breakfast in bed, banana phones and the fruit of a mythical jelabi tree, A.F. Harrold has brought together a wonderful and diverse collection of poems on the topic of food. Beautifully illustrated in full colour by rising star Katy Riddell (daughter of former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell), this rich and delicious anthology brings together work from a broad range of poets, including the magically observant William Carlos Williams, award-winning Joseph Coelho and rising star Sabrina Mahfouz. Whether you're in the mood for a perfect bowl of yoghurt or a pomegranate omelette, these poems will satisfy any food craving. The perfect gift for any poetry or food lover!
An irresistibly brilliant souvenir for fans of Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans - the first official Horrible Histories film, releasing 26 July 2019! The Movie Handbook is the ideal horribly hilarious guide to the characters, settings and story behind Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans. You'll love meeting Atti and Orla and discovering everything there is to know about their extraordinary adventure in Roman Britain. Horrible Histories, the Movie: Rotten Romans is the first feature adaptation of the bestselling children's history book series, directed by Dominic Brigstocke. Sebastian Croft (young Ned Stark, Game of Thrones) and Emilia Jones (Anne Cromwell,Wolf Hall) star as Atti and Orla, alongside an all-star cast including Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kim Cattrall, Kate Nash, Rupert Graves, Alex Macqueen and Derek Jacobi - reprising his role as Claudius.
Nature's most disgusting creatures take centre stage, in this humorous but enlightening collection of downright disgusting creatures. From puking vultures and farting goats to stinky opossums who pretend to be dead, this title will include disgusting facts exploring each animal's unusual skills and how they use them to survive. Humorous illustrations celebrating weird and wonderful creatures will delight any child with an interest in animals and nature, particularly those with a fondness for the grosser things in life.
Explore the natural world of rapids, waterfalls, ice-caps,oceans and much more in RAGING RIVERS! Learn all about the weird and wonderful creatures lurking below the river's surface, from the Amazon's crushing anaconda snake and naughty nibbling piranhas to the electric eels that will give you a nasty shock! Snigger as you sneak a peek at the river's sandy bottom! Swim for your life as you reach the edge of the awesome Victoria Falls! Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!
Enter the turbulent world of weather in STORMY WEATHER! Ever wondered where in the world tornadoes rip houses from theground? Or frozen turtles fall from the sky? Get all the answers and more in this book, where the weather makes the rules. Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!
In EARTH-SHATTERING EARTHQUAKES, readers can explore a world of fearsome faults, shaky ground and shattering shock waves! Discover what it takes to be an earthquake expert, learn how to survive when an earthquake hits, and discover how rats and snakes can predict tremors. Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!
Make 'are we nearly there yet?' a thing of the past with this fantastic book of games for the road from Lonely Planet Kids. Full of fun illustrations, and with a super bright neon cover, it's packed with word games, board games, memory games, counting games, spotting games, solo games, silly games and loads more entertainment for the road or home. Different difficulty levels mean the whole family can get involved, and with no pens, paper or dice required, all you need is the book! Whether you're travelling by plane, train or automobile this book is sure to make any journey a bit more competitive and a whole lot more entertaining! Part of our Family Activity Range. Also available: My Travel Journal, My Family Travel Map. About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!
In this brilliant new edition of Pirates, Terry Deary reveals the terrible truth behind the lousy pirate legends and lies so forget the brave heroes swinging from masts and the handsome young men sailing the seven seas for this is history at its most horrible! Readers can: decide who was the baddest of the bunch in the top ten of putrid pirates discover why the women pirates were just as wicked as the men learn to talk the patter of a pirate Plus there are foul facts on the ships they sailed, the punishments they suffered and the rules they lived by. Now the nasty bits are at your fingertips!
HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY takes you under the sea with ODIOUS OCEANS! Discover where in the world you can tuck into a poisonous pufferfish, spot some perilous pirates and explore the savage seabed! Filled with hilarious illustrations by Mike Phillips, HORRIBLE GEOGRAPHY is the perfect escapism from miserable maps, rotten rock piles and dire diagrams. Hold tight!
Aaarrggh! The planet is in peril. Can you help to fix it with these cool earth-saving tips? Planet in Peril is the ultra useful, totally indispensable, environmental handbook that no child should be without. In your Horrible Geography earth-saving handbook, you'll find out how to stomp on your carbon footprint, discover rubbish ways to watch your waste... and learn how to run a car on dead flies. Armed with earth-saving tips and lots of foul facts, YOU can go green and save the planet!
Number One for Fiendish Fun! Get ready for a bumper edition of mayhem with this totally awesome collection of six favourite Horrid Henry stories!
An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure - the perfect gift for Horrid Henry fans everwhere.
Introducing The Valentines. Fame – It Runs in the Family!
Sisters Hope, Faith and Mercy have everything: fame, success, money and beauty. But what Hope wants most of all is love, and it doesn’t matter how far she has to go to find it.
Except real-life isn't like the movies. Even if you're a Valentine . . .
Happy Girl Lucky is the first hilarious, heart-warming book in The Valentines series. From the internationally bestselling author of Geek Girl, Holly Smale.
MURDEROUS MATHS: The Brain-Bending Basics is full of facts, tricks and tips to give children a roller coaster overview into the utterly nutty world of maths. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: learn to become mathematical masters discover all about the impossible race find out how numbers can have superpowers - and more! Illustrated by Philip Reeve, Trevor Dunton and Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskittfans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
The 16th book in the best-selling Tom Gates series!When Mum and Dad forget it's half term, what's Tom going to do to keep busy over the break?! A weeks' worth of drawing, doodling, games, stories and activities in this fantastic new illustrated offering from bestselling author of the Tom Gates series, Liz Pichon!
Adapted for younger readers from Born a Crime: And Other Stories- the #1 South African and New York Times bestseller
‘If my mother had one goal, it was to free my mind. My mother spoke to me like an adult. She was big into Psalms. I had to read Psalms every day. She would quiz me on it. “What does the passage mean? What does it mean to you? How do you apply it to your life:” That was every day of my life. My mom did what the school didn’t. She taught me how to think.
In Born a Crime, Trevor Noah shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But he did exist and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his quick wits and humour to navigate a harsh life.
This edition of Trevor’s fascinating memoir blends drama, comedy and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a mischievous young boy into a restless young man. Against all the odds, and supported his mom’s unwavering love and indomitable will, Trevor overcame many obstacles and created a promising future for himself.
Born a Crime provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa’s racial history and it will also inspire readers looking to improve their own lives.
TREVOR NOAH is a much-loved South African comedian, who is currently the host of The Daily Show.
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