Lulu Le Baby Chef is a heart-warming tale of Lulu's adventures traversing the globe for the elusive perfect ingredient. It engages the current zeitgeist for all things culinary as Lulu eventually discovers often the best food is made at home with the people she loves the most.
Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow?
This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go.
Following the runaway success of STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT, parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. STORIES FOR KIDS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true.
My unicorn is an icky, sticky disaster area, from his silly, sparkly horn to his polka dot bottom.
But despite the stink, the sneezes and snores, I love him loads and he loves me more.
MY UNICORN FARTS GLITTER is a funny, warm-hearted and often painfully honest tale of sibling love and farty bath-times.
At a time when girls weren't encouraged to be bold and daring, Australian circus rider May Wirth lived by her own rules.
Instead of just looking pretty on a fancy circus pony, she longed to do thrilling stunts that would amaze crowds with her courage and skill... So she did.
Here is the story of a girl from humble beginnings who defied expectations and became the world's bareback riding queen.
Did you know that the word "dinosaur" means "great lizard"? Have you ever heard of an animal that had to swallow thousands of pounds of plants every day to feed itself? And do you know the name of the largest known flying animal of all time?
In the Age of Dinosaurs will answer all of these questions and many more, presenting a range of interactive activities, stickers, and fun facts for children. Lovingly illustrated by Olivia Cosneau, this book introduces children to the world of dinosaurs and keeps them entertained for hours through fun activities, such as sticking on the missing bottom teeth of a Tyrannosaurus rex or coloring in the back plates of a Stegosaurus. In the process children learn about the different types of dinosaurs that existed, their diet, how they hunted, how they protected their young, and other interesting facts. A quiz at the end of the book tests their knowledge.
“A story will help,” said Umpa. “Stories make everything grow.”
A child’s Umpa teaches them to read and to follow the words, out the garden gate and all the way to the sea. Every day is a new adventure. They visit castles in the air, feast with friends and sail away on the rains. But then one day, Umpa isn’t there…
This incredibly moving tale from acclaimed author-illustrator Victoria Turnbull speaks of the power of books to bring people together, and to help us remember loved ones when they’re no longer with us.
When Mae has to move house from the country to the city, she feels lonely and sad - until she discovers a beautiful place full of green in the centre of Paris. What she finds there sparks something special and beautiful that will make her feel much more at home.
Tissywoo is a little girl who is about to start school for the first time. She is excited but also anxious. Her anxiety turns into a little worry monster. As Tissywoo keeps worrying, more monsters begin to appear. They grow so big they threaten to overwhelm her! Scared and frightened Tissywoo remembers something her mother told her to do when the worry monsters come along. Tissywoo uses breathing techniques to calm herself; using slow deep breaths in and out. The more she controls her breathing the better she feels, and the worry monsters grow smaller and disappear.
It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words.
Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button?
In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.
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The book 'Art Forms in Nature' is a collection of prints, made by the scientist Ernst Haeckel, of an enormous variety of flora and fauna from the sea including microscopic Radiolaria, starfish, and jelly fish. Since Prestel published it in 1998, the book has been a favourite with artists, designers, illustrators, and anyone who enjoys the wondrous forms of the natural world. Now paper engineer Maike Biederstaedt has transformed Haeckel's transcendent work into a three-dimensional book that allows readers to appreciate Haeckel's vivid colours, exceptional precision, and fascination with patterns and geometry. This stunning book features seven pop-ups that allow readers to see nature's brilliance the way that Haeckel did as marvellous, mathematically based creations that support his theory of the unity of all living things. Certain to appeal to his huge variety of fans, this pop-up version of a timeless classic will be treasured for years to come.
There's only one dad like you, Dad.
My hero, friend and guide.
You teach me about this great big world
and how to enjoy the ride.
Wise dads, caring dads, daring dads, creative dads - each dad brings their own sense of fun. Joyful, tender and heartfelt, THERE'S ONLY ONE DAD LIKE YOU is a celebration of the merry magic of dads.
Izzy Gizmo, a girl who LOVED to invent,
carried her tool bag wherever she went
in case she discovered a thing to be mended,
or a gadget to tweak to make to make it more splendid.
Izabelle Gizmo just loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work the way she wants them to. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new friend to fly again?
Shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Prize 2017, this empowering book is perfect for fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.
‘If you’re looking for a new book with a determined, strong female role model then this is for you’ Being a Mummy blog
‘This was such a fun book. We need more books with girl inventors!’ Twirling Book Princess blog
‘This exuberantly riotous story… blends the fun of rhyme with the touching friendship between a charismatic crow and a never-say-die young inventor’Lancashire Evening Post
‘A lovely story of ingenuity and determination’ Parents in Touch
‘I doubt many will fail to fall for Izzy and her mechanical mind. Pip Jones’ rhyming narrative is a cracker to read aloud and Sara Ogilvie’s imagination must be almost as fertile as young Izzy’s… A real riot.’ Red Reading Hub blog
‘Jones’s loping, engaging rhymes and Ogilvie’s vivacious images evoke both inspiration and frustration’