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The Superhero Handbook

‘Where does he get such wonderful toys?’ is the memorable line from the Joker in Tim Burton’s original Batman movie. According to this book, Batman probably made them himself and it shows you step by step how you can do the same. From Utility belts, Mega Blasters, Jetpacks and Stink Bombs, the handbook features 20…

The Teenage Guide to Stress

Wow, why was this book not around for my children – not to mention myself? This is the follow up to Blame My Brain, a guide to the biology behind teenage behaviour. On this occasion Nicola Morgan tackles the more external sources of stress that modern teenagers often deal with: relationships, social media and cyber-bullying,…

The Unworry Book

Everybody worries; it’s a fact. Children worry more than we might like to think. This book acts as a toolkit to help them deal with their fears and anxieties with practical action that really does help. Designed as a book to use, not simply read, there are pages to write and scribble in. There are…

The Usborne Book of Night Time

The Usborne Book of Night Time is a wonderfully detailed picturebook with magical illustrations by Bonnie Pang. Interesting facts and witty speech bubbles are written by Laura Cowan. Each double-page spread visually describes a different place that is ‘awake’ at night time: factories, transport depots and ports that are as busy at night as during…

The Usborne Official Astronaut’s Handbook

Have you ever looked at stars in the night sky and dreamed how it would feel to float among them? Well, wonder no more as this step-by-step guide tells all you need to know to make your wish come true! Introduced by professional astronaut Tim Peake, and jam-packed with facts and insights, this Usborne handbook…

The Variety of Life

Lorna Scobie’s beautiful illustrations bring this book alive. Working in watercolour, she has created realistic drawings of mammals, birds, fish, insects and plant life, but all have an engaging picturebook quality that will encourage the reader to imagine the animals outside the book. This engaging quality is fully realised by the storytelling features of the…

The Wonder of Trees

The incredible duo that produced The Variety of Life has produced another gem, The Wonder of Trees – a big, bright and beautiful book all about ‘huge green beings’. Davies, a hugely popular nature writer, gives concise and clear information on all kinds of engrossing aspects of the lives of trees. Her captivating text is…

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

Meet Romeo from Italy, Kei from Japan, Daphine from Uganda, Ananya from India, Ribaldo from Peru, and Kian from Iran. These seven children are inviting you into their homes and their lives. They want to introduce you to their families, their teachers and their friends, and show you how they play, where they sleep and…

This Is Not Another Maths Book

Readers are challenged to decide whether this is a maths book or an art book. Personally I come down on the side of art! Anna Weltman has done it again, effortlessly putting the STEAM into STEM, she has created a terrific follow up to her 2016 Educational Writers’ Award winning This is Not a Maths…

This or That?

There is a refrain that repeats throughout the book – ‘All around the world and through, people have…’ – and so begins a history of people, a veritable museum of items from across time.  Each spread is full of over thirty images – all items that can be found in the British Museum. There is a broad…

Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonder: Egyptians

This ‘Weird World of Wonders’ book opens with all the wonders of the ancient world, and moves on specifically to address the Pyramids of Egypt and Egyptian culture more generally. As with other volumes in this series (the Romans, the British and the Greeks titles are already available; World War II will be published in…

Trail Blazers: Harriet Tubman, A Journey to Freedom

This is an important and informative story that deserves international recognition, so it’s not surprising to learn that a film entitled Harriet was made based on this exceptional woman’s life story. Born into extreme hardship as a slave in America’s southern state Maryland, Harriet Tubman led an extraordinary life, helping hundreds of people escape slavery…

Treasure Hunt House

On a sunny Tuesday in October, a brother and a sister receive a mysterious letter by their great-aunt Martha: an invitation to visit her. However, upon arriving at the house, Martha is not there. Instead, the children are led by the housekeeper in a treasure hunt that takes them throughout the house. The plot of…

Treasure Hunt: A Keepsake Activity Book

Treasure Hunt by Alice Melvin is a unique idea for those who enjoy collecting the odd and wonderful objects that can be found in the world around us. It is an activity book that provides a place or ideas for things to make with the tiny treasures that we find on our everyday travels. For…

Under The Canopy: Trees Around the World

Trees have long been considered nearly sacred, as they provide food, medicine, shelter, shade, natural materials and, most importantly, oxygen. More than just nature-lovers and tree-huggers will be happy with what lies beneath the unnaturally bright cover of Under the Canopy: Trees Around the World. The layout of this book is similar to a lot…

Votes for Women! The Irish Women’s Suffrage Movement

Votes for Women! is number 14 in the hugely popular Heroes In a Nutshell series from Poolbeg Press. Published to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the granting of the parliamentary vote for women in Ireland, four of the women closely associated with the Irish Women’s Suffrage Movement are featured in short accessible biographies. Caroline…

We Are Artists

Kari Herbert has published a bold manifesto for young and old. She declares that there are no rules in art and she demands that the artist be brave, stand tall and make their mark. She goes on to celebrate the power of creativity by showcasing the work of fifteen remarkable international artists. We Are Artists…

We Travel So Far…

We Travel So Far… is a collection of small stories about big journeys. Each story in this book is a true tale of migration across land, sea and air, and looks at the most astonishing journeys undertaken by animals all around the world. From the epic journey of the huge humpback whale to the gritty…

Welcome To My House, A Collection of First Words

This a delightful catalogue of the most common (and some less common) items that you find in a house. You have everything for sitting on, everything that brightens, and everything for cooling down, amongst many other such headings. But it is far more than an illustrated catalogue. It has a mysterious narrator. ‘My name is…

Welcome to our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere.

This is quite simply one of the most sumptuous non-fiction books for young readers at the moment. It makes a considerable effort to only delve into important things that little children would prefer to learn; like how do you cure your hiccups in Mexico? With red string stuck to your forehead, of course! Or what…

What a Wonderful Word

What a Wonderful Word is a wonderful book for word-lovers of all ages. It presents a collection of words from all over the world which have no direct translation in English, and yet they all describe situations that readers will easily understand. But these words aren’t only succinct labels for different lived experiences; they also…

What Can a Citizen Do?

Probably better known for his books for adults, Dave Eggers’ new book for children is an answer to the book’s title. Taking what can be a difficult concept for children to understand, Eggers uses verse and simple ideas to help children understand what it means to be a citizen. More importantly, it gives examples of…

What Do Animals Do All Day?

A beautifully colourful and engaging book full of wonder and adventure! A particular treat for animal-lovers and explorers of the wild outdoors, this book will take the reader on an adventure through jungles, forests, oceans, the magical coral reef and many other uniquely mesmerising habitats. The illustrations are particularly beautiful, so it is a great…

What is Poetry? The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

This is an invaluable handbook for readers, writers and teachers of poetry. Its unintimidating cover, large print, and sparse, jokey illustrations belie the well-devised content, which supports UK National Curriculum English at Key Stages 2 and 3 (children aged 7-14). The title poses an impossible question – to answer it Rosen examines all the things…

What’s the Difference? 40+ Pairs of the Seemingly Similar

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a bacteria and a virus? Or a tornado and a hurricane? As this highly inventive book sets out to prove, the difference lies very much in the detail. Each double-page spread features a pairing that young (and grown-up) readers may struggle to identify the difference between;…

Where Do Clothes Come From?

Jeans, skirts, socks, sports kits, jumpers, swimsuits and wellies. We wear different kinds of clothes every day, depending on the weather and the occasion, and each item of clothing is made from a particular material. But where do these materials come from? And how are they made into the clothes in our wardrobes? This ambitious…

Where Will I Live?

This photo-book introduces the refugee crisis with powerful simplicity. With a short sentence and large image on every page, it cuts through the politics and overwhelming scale of the current forced migrations, asking questions that will resonate with young children. From the first understated line – ‘Sometimes scary things happen to good people’ – readers…

Why is art full of naked people?

This is a book about questions, most of which are explored as comprehensively as one would expect in a primer. The question in the title, however, is more or less dismissed. Hodge introduces a huge variety of artistic styles and concepts, skilfully and engagingly. There is a diverse cast of artists and critical thinking is…

Why Space Matters To Me

Although space may seem to be a distant place full of moons, planets, stars and galaxies, it influences many aspects of life on Earth. The impact of space ranges from the profound to the mundane. For example, while stardust is relevant to the origins of life, the International Space Station assisted in the development of…

Wilfred and Olbert’s Epic Prehistoric Adventure

In this follow up to Wilfred and Olbert’s Totally Wild Chase, Wilfred and Olbert buy a time machine, but accidently send themselves back to the Big Bang. They must then leap-frog back through time to get home, resulting in a whirlwind tour of the prehistoric eras and the many creatures that once roamed the Earth, including dinosaurs,…

Working Animals of the World

Welcome to the world of many-legged creatures. This book gives a bird’s eye view into the life of some of our familiar and not so familiar wildlife. From the much loved ladybird to the giant pouched rat we are given some very interesting facts into their habitats and habits.   The photography is clear and…

Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? : A Gay Boy’s Guide to Life

A book that does exactly what it says on the tin, this is a celebratory guide to life as a boy who fancies other boys, covering topics like coming out, dating, body issues, and sex. It features advice and reassurance from a diverse range of happy, successful gay adults, from Stephen Fry to James Kavanagh.…

Yay! You’re Gay! Now What? : A Gay Boy’s Guide to Life

A book that does exactly what it says on the tin, this is a celebratory guide to life as a boy who fancies other boys, covering topics like coming out, dating, body issues, and sex. It features advice and reassurance from a diverse range of happy, successful gay adults, from Stephen Fry to James Kavanagh.…

You Smell!

Clive Gifford strikes back again with the potent You Smell (and so does everything else) to entice not just the imagination but also the senses of any interested reader. This book is here to joyfully remind you: EVERYONE SMELLS! Gifford and Gamlen take a silly sniff at the serious science behind scents. Gifford’s funny word play will hook…

Your Mind is Like the Sky

This book introduces children to the concept that their minds are like the sky – sometimes clear and blue, sometimes dark and stormy. Their thoughts can be like white, fluffy clouds (happy), or dark rainclouds (sad and negative). It is a simple but powerful message. Everyone has unhappy thoughts but remember that they pass, just…

‘Media Wise’ Series

Part of a series dealing with various aspects of the media, ‘Media Wise’, these books would be an excellent classroom resource for students or teachers. Starting with an overview of the form and functions of the topic, the books quickly progress to examine the technology, processes, people and ethics involved in each area. The text…

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