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An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.
This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan.
Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
This compelling, mind-blowing book of lists on every imaginable subject that an inquisitive child wants to understand is un-put-down-able! Filled with details on topics from the most shudder-inducing bugs and the 37 most popular breeds of dog to 10 cures for hiccups and how to say 'Happy New Year' in 20 different languages, this will be a must-have book in every child's collection! The pages are beautifully illustrated with the colourful and intricate artwork of popular illustrator, Caroline Selmes. A great gift purchase but also a book to buy for yourself!
The ultimate search-and-find book with a twist! Join Wally for a fun day at the museum. Search for Wally and his friends amongst the amazing artefacts and exciting exhibitions. And that's not all: this book contains over 500 challenging differences to spot! A totally essential test for eagle-eyed Wally-Watchers!
This School themed anthology of poems is written by various authors. The anthologies in this series are updated and revised versions of previously published titles, each with several brand new poems in them. There's an anthology for every place and topic. Make sure you've always got a verse rehearsed! Roaring dinosaur rhymes, silly school rhymes: even some revolting rhymes to get you groaning. You can rap or rhyme them, mime them out or tackle fiendish tongue-twisters. Heaps of rib-tickling rhymes to send you poetry potty, and it all supports the school curriculum. A matching Teacher Resource Book, written by Paul Cookson, features workshop-style lessons based on different poetry types/genres. Each lesson focuses on a specific poem from one of the anthologies.
This fascinating book is packed full of dinosaur bones, Egyptian mummies and dozens of other curious objects. There are over 120 stickers to complete the scenes and bring each museum to life, including a science museum, costume museum, natural history museum and more. A great follow-up activity after a trip to a museum.
Search for over 140 things to see at the museum with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to look closely at museum exhibits, from history and transport to art and nature, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant colour coded photographs * Learn facts about common museum exhibits and objects along the way * Points to score from common sights like gemstone (5 points) to top spots such as printing press (50 points) Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!
This book takes the reader on a fact-packed journey through the subject of wheels, from bicycles to driverless cars, via wheeled toys, Ferris wheels, potter's wheels and chariots along the way. Information is presented by Fatti Burke's stylish illustrations combined with creatively presented text, including speech bubbles.
Uncover the ridiculously funny life of teachers (and some things that have nothing to do with teachers but are still splendidly funny) according to James Campbell, comedian extraordinaire. Ever wondered what teachers do when they're not in the classroom? Are they undercover detectives, champion roller-blade dancers or do they spend their evenings playing with their 576 cats?
This face-achingly funny book will also teach you why you should carry an emergency banana with you at all times, how to fart in class silently without anyone knowing it was you and how to catapult yourself to school by building a medieval style catapult in your back garden!
Whether you love or loathe your teachers, want to become one when you grow up or don't give two figs about your teacher but simply love a HILARIOUS read, this book is for you. Prepare to roll around the floor laughing with the snot-inducingly brilliant The Funny Life of Teachers.
But be warned – this is NOT a normal book. You can read it forwards, backwards, sideways and in approximately 861,000 different ways in between. Whichever way you read it, look no further for fantastic real-life teacher facts, incredibly funny illustrations, imaginary stories and an impossibly silly read!
An ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences. Features Stephen Cartwright's delightful illustrations, providing lots to look at and talk about.
Take a guided tour around a museum, looking at all kinds of artefacts and exhibitions along the way. There are Egyptian carvings, fossilised dinosaur remains, vintage computer games and more to discover. With quizzes, puzzles, colouring activities and more, this activity book is a fun and interactive way to learn about all the things museums have to offer. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
A School Like Mine is an amazing children's book exploring schools around the world through the eyes of pupils. A modern take on DK's classic children's book reveals the lives of children as they learn at school in their own words. See school activities, classrooms, and playtime in photographs that will appeal to all children curious to learn about the lives of other schoolchildren on every continent. With classic DK design and text, using children's own words, children will take a journey around the world to discover A School Just Like Mine.
What's happening at the library? Shine a light behind the page and see... What's it like inside a library? Who is welcome, how do you use one, and what is there to do? This beautifully illustrated book introduces children to libraries, big and small, and all of the amazing things these institutions have to offer. From books to computers, from story time to special guests and from unique collections to very important rules, this wonderfully inclusive book helps children to learn about libraries and the value of reading, sharing and community. In addition, the unique design of the book allows children to discover a `hidden' image by holding the page up to a bright light, much like a lift-the-flap mechanism. For children aged 3 and up, this is an excellent and inclusive introduction to libraries.
Join Charlie Cook and all the characters from his favourite books in this must-have sticker book based on the bestselling picture book Charlie Cook's Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. There's a pirate, a ghost, a hungry crocodile and more!
Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child.
Text and photographs take readers on a visit to the library, including descriptions of the things and people found there.
Watter diere oorleef op die koudste plek op Aarde? Waar sal jy die wereld se grootste vlermuis vind? Watter bloeddorstige vissies swem in die Amasonerivier rond op soek na vleis? Waar bly die grootste skoenlapperspesie op aarde? En waar in Suid-Afrika kan jy die “uitgestorwe” selakant gaan soek? Ontdek diere regoor die wereld met hierdie fantastiese diere-atlas! Hierdie atlas is propvol asemrowende feite oor die diere wat op die verskillende vastelande voor-kom, en Suid-Afrika se ryk verskeidenheid dierelewe. ’n Wonderlike feiteboek vir kinders wat gretig is om meer oor die wereld te leer – en ’n naslaanbron wat op elke skoolkind se boekrak hoort! Ook in Engels beskikbaar as: My first animal atlas.
I am at the library. We can go inside!
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