Flat colorful shapes playfully combine to depict the carefully observed small dump truck, small loading shovel, snowmobile and the completely imagined castle car, chewing-gum car, crystal car. The simple but cleverly rendered vehicles are likely to inspire children to grab some markers and get in on the fun. Exquisite design and seductive production values make picking this book up a no-brainer. By the end of the book only a little tree stands where the pile once stood. The tree provides a home for an odd assortment of birds, proving once again that everything can be made useful.
This is an amusing book to reread, since even the smallest details are assigned a narrative purpose. In the s, congested roads in Amsterdam were becoming increasingly dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. Young moms like Maartje Rutten began to speak out and stage family-friendly demonstrations that included parties held in the middle of the street and hand-holding singalongs. I especially liked that the police are not depicted as villainous and retain their humanity even as they confront the protesters.
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Drifting along, painted in succulent color and loving detail, are all manner of boats abundantly stocked with food, music and celebrations. Born in Argentina and now living in Brazil, Starkoff creates a vivid tapestry of life that reminds us that the spirit in which you travel is more important than where you go. A flock of birds hitch a ride and a school of fish swim along. Indeed, this is one of those rare and wonderful picture books that defies age boundaries - a radiant, resonant unforgettable tour de force, as befits its theme.
It tells the stories of pioneering women who achieved amazing things, often in the face of prejudice or downright hostility from society. There are familiar names — Rosalind Franklin is included — plus lots that are lesser known, but just as fascinating: balloonist Sophie Blanchard for example, and Sarah Breedlove, beauty entrepreneur. Paul returns home from school one day to discover a tiny ghost is living in the keyhole of his front door. He names him Zippel, and the little ghost is curious about everything, from food and clothes to how the toilet flushes!
But Paul's parents want to change the locks - can Paul find Zippel a new home in time? Filled with colourful pictures from best-loved illustrator Axel Scheffler, Zippel is a charming story about finding friends in the most unexpected of places. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a timeless Christmas story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year.
With breathtaking illustrations by Emily Sutton capturing the magic of the season in stunning detail, this modern classic from master storyteller and bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell makes the perfect Christmas gift. Author: P. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain.
Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds to secret caverns to catch the culprit, before Trollville comes crashing down Welcome to the Impossible Places Where there's fuzzics not physics, where adventure meets magic and where the journey will never, ever take you where you expect it to.
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The Magical Unicorn Society is the official authority on the secrets and legends behind these elusive creatures. Now, they've opened their doors once again, and invite unicorn lovers to enjoy 8 new enchanting tales featuring the magical unicorn families. Discover the legend of the Golden Unicorn and its escape from icy magic; encounter the mysterious Shadow Night unicorn as it helps stop an audacious robbery in Victorian London; daring tales of Water Moon unicorns and pirates on the high seas; Woodland Flower unicorns and their unlikely appearance in Central Park, New York, as well as the dramatic meeting of all 7 unicorn families, and the appearance of an eighth unicorn type.
As well, discover more of the lore about the unicorns, the workings of the Magical Unicorn Society, and find out which guardian unicorn protects you. October Book of the Month A brief guide capturing the courage and creativity of the exceptional African American author, poet, playwright, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou used her tremendous writing talent to get her voice, and the voice of millions of other African Americans, listened too as she supported many important causes including the Civil Rights Movement.
An inspiring introduction to the life of one of the UKs greatest scientist, Stephen Hawking. When he was still a young man, Hawking was diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease which he knew would disable him and shorten his life. He was determined to achieve all he could despite this and he did. His research into black holes and the theory of the Big Bang was ground breaking and of the greatest importance to all subsequent scientific study.
Beautifully designed and produced, with clear text boxes and layout, interactive features such as quizzes and benefiting, of course, from the superb photography that the parent magazine is renowned for. Each book has been carefully levelled against Book Bands and all have the key information text features such as index, contents and glossary, making them very useful for guided reading.
But their main appeal is in the genuinely engaging writing and the sound research behind every title.
Many children prefer to read information books about the real world and with attractive, appealing texts like these it is no wonder! Exquisitely gorgeous illustrations accompany a well known fairy tale with a difference, an edge. I opened the package containing the book and exclaimed in delight. The illustrations by Ehsan Abdollahi carry the story perfectly, the gold glistens, the pears call to be picked, the background as stunning as the puppet-like characters. The story by award-winning Jackie Morris sits boldly on the page, simple, evocative, familiar yet different.
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The love that Jackie Morris holds for nature shines through, while the ending made me smile, it suits, it feels, well, just so right. The Secret of the Tattered Shoes conjures the traditional fairy tale yet awakens new feelings and thoughts. I absolutely adored this rich and vibrant tale, both for the new interpretation, and the illustrations which adorn it.
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Children who have triumphed, overcome and persevered. Children who would put most grown ups to shame! It features over 29 tales of amazing young girls and boys who have achieved the unimaginable - from surviving a plane crash in the jungle to striking against climate change. There are tales of triumphing over illness and injury, and of overcoming bullying. Each incredible story is narrated in an exciting and engaging style, and is combined with visually stunning illustrations by Amy Blackwell.
Children can lose themselves in the remarkable true-life tales of ingenuity, courage and commitment.
Practical tips and skills accompany every entry, from how to deal with altitude sickness to how to be more green. They provide children with an exciting springboard and the confidence to apply the knowledge to their own life situations - now and in the future. A perfect gift for every fearless child you know, these empowering stories show that no matter who you are, how old you are, and what you do, you can rise to the challenge. The books are short and divided into chapters thereby breaking the story into manageable chunks.
The adventures are lively and fast-moving though told via short sentences and carefully chosen vocabulary: some words are highlighted in the Tips for Grown Ups section on the inside cover, so that children can learn them and their meanings. Full colour illustrations amplify the action and make the books really attractive to look at too. Written by favourite authors, these are well worth collecting and are just the thing for children ready for reading. This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE on an epic journey through the Solar System - visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where no human has been before.
Along the way, kids can discover how we could live on Mars, learn about the hunt for a mysterious super-Earth, have a snowball fight on Mercury, climb the tallest mountain in the Solar System and much, much more. From spotting solar flares on the Sun to exploring objects at the edge of the icy Oort Cloud, this fun, action-packed title leaves no question unanswered and no meteorite unturned. Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world.
Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it's sure to be a long night This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards On the day before the valley is to be flooded to form a reservoir, a girl and her father play and dance in the deserted houses, remembering the people who have lived there.
This is an exquisite book in which words and pictures interweave to evoke wild beauty and a deep mystery. Colfer explores his subject with an empathy which makes the characters and dilemmas very real. A great read. A keen eye and a compassionate mind take you through a year of intricately-crafted celebrations of the wild and beautiful.
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