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Diary of a Time Traveller

If you could travel backwards in time, what people, events and places would you most like to see? Such is the challenge given to the reader by this book. This approach cleverly allows Stevenson and Long to escape the straightjacket of the history timeline and avoid the ‘why wasn’t X or Y included’ standard criticism…

How to be a Blogger and Vlogger in 10 Easy Lessons

The positive, practical and skills based approach used by Shane Birley in this book ensures that young readers looking for a simple introduction and ‘how to’ guide to getting started as a blogger or vlogger will quickly find themselves confident enough have a go. The text nicely complemented by a mix of illustration, graphics and…

I (Don’t) Like Snakes

Zoologist and subject expert Nicola Davies’ success with Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes in the picturebook category of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science prize is proven to be richly deserved. This book in the same Nature Storybook series looks a strong candidate for shortlisting next year.    As…

Record-Breaking Animals

One of five titles available in the Infographic Top 10 series from Wayland, this book is a visual feast of information in the form of fact, comparison and explanation. A contents page, index and glossary with references to extend reading are essentials in books of this sort and this one does not disappoint. But this…

The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

There is something for everyone in this colourful, well-designed book: adventure, danger, discovery, intrigue and more! From ancient times to present day, colour has shaped our perceptions and engagement with the world and drawing on history, chemistry, sociology and economics, Gifford tells the story of how colours we take for granted today came into being.…

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…

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…

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…

You Rule! (Create your own country)

On opening this book the introduction ‘Tired of where you live? Ever thought you could organise things better? Well now’s your chance!’ raised great expectations. Very few of us would fail to be inspired to rise to the challenge of creating a country of our own, complete with name, borders, national flags, ruling institutions and…


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