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Britain and Ireland form a group of small but fascinating countries, teeming with ancient history, impressive landmarks, stunning scenery and famous faces, and this guide is perfect to discover all the hidden wonders of these islands. Resident, visitor, or simply curious from afar, this books allows you to tour England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales. Marvel at the long history from dinosaurs to inventors, avoid the queues and see stone circles and skyscrapers close up, try the local food, get drenched by the famously bad weather, meet bold British and iconic Irish people from the past and present, and much more, all within this one packed book. This glorious guide book is brought to life in bold, bright graphics, maps and fun visuals. A real treat for curious kids and a perfect travel guide for holidays!
Inspiring profiles of young people who have changed the world around them for the better A look at some amazing young people, from activists to entrepreneurs, whose lives and achievements have had a big impact on the world around them. Designed to inspire and empower today's readers and show them that anyone, no matter how old, can make a big difference.
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Mother Teresa, along with her message of love and charity. Agnes (later to become Mother Teresa) was born in Skopje, Macedonia. From an early age, she knew she wanted to dedicate herself to religion. She was fascinated by stories of missionaries helping people and wanted to do the same. She spent the rest of her life caring for the sick and poor around the world and is now remembered as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Mother Teresa's amazing life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
Commonwealth Editions best-selling author, Martha Day Zschock, has created ten books for the "Journey Around" series. Now, with her trademark artistry, whimsy, and feeling for place, Zschock has created a new board book series about favorite places in New England. Hello Cape Cod! takes children and the parents who read to them along Cape Cod, with its many fun and sometimes tasty attractions. A resident of Orleans on Cape Cod and a former third-grade teacher in the Barnstable school system, Zschock is perfectly tuned in to what young people find most engaging in her own backyard.
From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.
You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement?
In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.
Step inside an elegant Victorian townhouse with this fascinating picture book. Each page shows a different area of the house, including the library, the butler's pantry, the school room and the conservatory. With information on Victorian times, contents and index pages for easy reference and links to websites with tours of real Victorian houses.
Michelle Obama is:
A First Lady of the United States of America.
She is a role model and feminist icon. Born and raised in Chicago, she studied and worked hard to become a lawyer, and then took to the international stage as First Lady.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the extraordinary story of Michelle Obama's life, perfect for young readers everywhere.
How do children have fun in other countries? Travel the world with Games and Entertainment to see the activities that people enjoy, from sport and games to art and music. Comparing Countries is a groundbreaking non-fiction dual-language series which compares and contrasts ways of life in ten different countries around the world. Presented in two different languages, each title explores a topic common to all children, from homes to festivals, highlighting what makes us different and what we all have in common. This series provides great support to geography learning, as well as helping young language learners improve their reading skills. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
Designed for children, with the emphasis on fun, the French Phrasebook for Kids is perfect for children on the move in a handy pocket size. Ideal for holidays, school trips and exchanges. The series covers the most popular European destinations for family holidays, France, Spain and Italy and are presented in cartoon format so the text is easily accessible for children. Sections included: Making friends, Do you want to play?, Lunchtime, Looking good, Hanging out, Pocket money, Grown-up talk, Extra bits. Aimed at children 7 -13.
New in the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the remarkable life of Jane Austen, the great British novelist. Little Jane was born into a large family with seven brothers and sisters. She grew up reading and writing stories in the English countryside. As an adult, she wrote witty commentaries about landed gentry in a way that no one had ever done before, portraying young women who bravely made their own choices. These novels made Jane one of the most loved British writers of all time. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical images and a detailed profile of the author's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
This companion to "Christmas Is . . ." features whimsical illustrations that depict everything that's Halloween--from glowing jack-o'-lanterns to trick-or-treating. Full color.
Holidays are FUN--and this entertaining nonfiction picture book introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world! Across the globe, every country has its special holidays. From Brazilian carnival and Chinese New Year to France's Bastille Day and our very own Fourth of July, What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Each spread showcases a different holiday, offering background and cultural context, vocabulary words, photographs, and instructions for festive projects.
Learn about rivers and coasts and how water shapes the landscapes in different ways. Follow rivers from their source to the sea and explore coasts around the world. Find out how erosion creates stunning waterfalls and see how water affects our lives, from tourism and industry to the risks of flooding.
Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
"In graphic novel format, tells the life story of Revolutionary War hero and spy Nathan Hale"--Provided by publisher.
Join some of the world's most inspiring women in this must-have activity book based on Kate Pankhurst's bestselling book Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, full of fun and utterly inspiring activities and over 200 stickers. Write your own stories with Jane Austen, lead a fashion revolution just like Coco Chanel and design your own pyjamas, walk in the footprints of Mary Anning and follow the dot-to-dot to uncover the skeletons of dinosaurs. The world is full of amazing women, including you! Create beautiful postcards to send to some of the fantastically great women in your life and use the pages of this book to write down your own hopes and dreams for how you will change the world. With short bursts of interesting information about these brilliant women to accompany each activity, this book is perfect for those who have read Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and for those who haven't.
This groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes celebrates childhood and Latin American heritage--a perfect book for those learning Spanish and fluent speakers alike. Now in paperback!
Passed down from generation to generation, the twenty-nine rhymes included have been lovingly selected by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English adaptations by Alice Schertle capture the spirit of each rhyme, and are accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Spanish artist Viví Escrivá
From playing dress up to making tortillas, and from rising at daybreak to falling asleep, these joyful rhymes are sure to delight readers already familiar with the rhymes, as well as those encountering them for the first time.
Hashim Amla began his career in Tongaat, Durban, where he and his brother played cricket in the street in front of their neighbourhood mosque. Hashim was noticed by scouts and won a place at the prestigious DHS school, where he made a name for himself as a schoolboy cricketing prodigy. Through many highs and lows, he developed into an international sporting star – one who stayed true to his background while changing the nature of South African cricket for the better.
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