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A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals

This book is a celebration of the beautiful creatures who are in danger of disappearing from the world forever. It is divided into different habitats including oceans, forests, deserts, freshwater, grasslands, mountains and wetlands. While some creatures like giraffes and caribou will be familiar to readers, there are others like the little dodo bird and…

Amazing Transport

Amazing Transport is a big book of incredible history and fantastic facts about the different kinds of vehicles that have been invented to help people move. From more common vehicles like cars, trains and aeroplanes to less common ones like balloons, tanks and submarines, the book explores the different journeys each vehicle went through to…

Ascension: A Phobos novel (Phobos Trilogy 1)

Leonor has been chosen as one of twelve young astronauts to take part in the Genesis programme. There are six girls and six boys, in two separate bays of a single spaceship, journeying on a one-way trip to Mars. They are also contenders in a televised space speed-dating show, which aims to create the first…

Curiositree: Human World: A Visual History of Humankind

Yet another beautiful book from Wide Eyed Editions, The Curiositree: Human World uses detailed information charts to present the wonders of human history. Readers will become explorers as they browse through the book, learning why and how humans have become the most successful species on the planet. There is so much packed in between the…

Dogs in Space: The Amazing True Story of Belka and Strelka

Dogs in Space introduces children to the amazing story of Belka and Strelka, the world-famous Soviet space dogs. Belka and Strelka were strays living on the streets, before they were rescued and taken to Moscow’s Space Centre. Because of their clever, calm, brave and obedient behaviour, they were selected to be canine cosmonauts. After intensive…

Holes

The subject of holes may seem like a strange and dull choice for a children’s book. However, Holes is a beautiful and compelling book, which is a joy to explore. The author investigates what makes a hole a hole and attempts to show us how holes shape our world. He does so in a way…

How Did I Get Here?

The title is a question that is asked by many a curious child, and Philip Bunting has bravely accepted the challenge to explain the incredible journey of life. Described as the ‘unauthorised biography of you’, How Did I Get Here? charts the journey from the Big Bang to the birth of the young reader. Bunting…

How the Borks Became

How do you explain a challenging concept like evolution to young children? That is the aim of this inventive and engaging book. Using imaginary animals called the Borks, the book shows how variations within a species happen naturally and how this enables animals to evolve and survive. The author uses thoughtful explanations and humour to…

Hunt for the Golden Bone (Jasper and Scruff)

Jasper is a smart kitty who enjoys the finer things in life. Scruff, on the other hand, is a mucky pup who enjoys simple things like chasing balls. Although an unlikely pairing, this dynamic duo make for wonderful friends and even run a bookshop together. After discovering a treasure map in a book written by…

I am so Clever

I am so Clever is the third book in a series by Mario Ramos, in which the bigheaded big bad wolf attempts to prove that he is better than everyone else. Although in previous stories he failed to show that he was the strongest or most handsome in the enchanted forest, he returns once again…

Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide

Nibbles is a little yellow monster, whose huge appetite results in him nibbling through books. Children may be familiar with our eponymous hero from his first book, Nibbles: The Book Monster which saw him chewing through a book of fairy tales and disrupting the stories within. This time Nibbles is back and chomping through a…

On a Scale of One to Ten

How do you feel, on a scale of one to ten? This is one of the endless questions that Tamar is asked when she is admitted to Lime Grove, a psychiatric hospital for teenagers. There are other questions about self-harm and suicide, but there is one question that Tamar isn’t able to answer: What happened…

Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System

Professor Astro Cat is back for another exciting adventure. This time he is embarking on a tour of the solar system with his friends. The reader is invited too, and Professor Astro Cat speaks directly to the child in big speech bubbles. Through advice and encouragement offered along the way, the reader is easily engaged.…

Search-And-Find Alphabet of Alphabets

Search-And-Find Alphabet of Alphabets is an original and fun book, which will prove to be a hit with enquiring minds. If you’re tired of the usual alphabet books with a limited number of words for each letter, then this book is what you are looking for. Each letter is given its own alphabet with such…

Spot the Mistake: Journeys of Discovery

Yet another great book from Wide Eyed Editions, Spot the Mistake: Journeys of Discovery is a big, bright and welcome twist on the usual historical books. Ten famous explorations are detailed in the book, including Christopher Columbus’s journey to the New World, Marco Polo’s expedition to the East, and Armstrong and Aldrin’s trip to the…

The Funny Life of Teachers

James Campbell has visited hundreds of schools, telling children stories and encouraging them to write their own, as well as performing stand-up comedy for kids. So it feels very appropriate that he has written a book exploring the funny life of teachers. He also examines other aspects of school life, including getting to school, school…

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…

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