Childrens (656)

Freaks United

ISBN: 9781782701941

Author: John Hickman    Publisher: Award Publications

Seth, Beefy and Angelo can't believe it when they aren't selected for the football team at their new school. And things only get worse when they are labelled th...


Seth, Beefy and Angelo can't believe it when they aren't selected for the football team at their new school. And things only get worse when they are labelled the 'freaks' who didn't make it. Do they go home and give up the dream, or do they start their own team? And so Freaks United is born - and the team plans to live up to its name! A fun, footballing debut about the kids who don't get picked. AGES: 8-12 Hilariously funny. Perfect for encouraging reluctant boy readers


Bind: paperback


Pages: 172


Dimensions: 130 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$17.99
Marie Curie for Kids

ISBN: 9781613733202

Author: Amy O'Quinn    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Marie Curie, nicknamed "Manya" by her family, reveled in reading, learning, and exploring nature as a girl growing up in her native Poland. Demonstrating an unc...


Marie Curie, nicknamed "Manya" by her family, reveled in reading, learning, and exploring nature as a girl growing up in her native Poland. Demonstrating an uncanny ability to concentrate and persevere, Manya overcame the premature deaths of her mother and sister and the limitations and humiliations of living under a repressive Russian regime to excel in school and discover her passion for scientific research. She went on to become one of the world's most famous scientists. Curie's revolutionary discoveries over several decades created the field of atomic physics, and Curie herself coined the word radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person ever to win in two different fields—chemistry and physics.Marie Curie for Kids introduces this legendary figure in all her complexity. Kids learn how Curie worked alongside her husband and scientific partner, Pierre, while also teaching and raising two daughters; how this intense scientist sometimes became so involved with her research that she forgot to eat or sleep, and how she struggled with depression and health issues, refused to patent her discoveries (which would have made her very wealthy), and made valuable contributions during World War I.Packed with historic photos, informative sidebars, a resource section, and 21 hands-on activities and experiments that illuminate Curie's life and work, Marie Curie for Kids is an indispensable resource for budding scientific explorers. Kids can: examine real World War I X-rays; make a model of the element carbon; make traditional Polish pierogies, and much more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-11-2016


$39.99
Hundertwasser Create Your Own City

ISBN: 9783791370439

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This sticker book, filled with Hundertwasser’s spirit and love of art, is the perfect way to inspire creativity in children as they learn the joys of architec...


This sticker book, filled with Hundertwasser’s spirit and love of art, is the perfect way to inspire creativity in children as they learn the joys of architecture. Who wouldn’t want to try and design a building in harmony with nature like Hundertwasser? The artist and architect’s love of vibrant hues, organic forms, natural elements, and individuality make his houses, schools, factories, museums, and churches some of the most recognizable and popular structures in the world. This delightful sticker book opens a window and guides children through their own adventures in architecture, while letting them realize their own architectural dreams. Filled with examples of existing, realized architectural works and numerous opportunities for designing, sketching, and even building one’s own architectural structures, this unique playful and highly engaging book includes six pages of brightly colored stickers and promises hours of fun and fulfillment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 220 x 270 mm


$22.99
The Mermaid and the Parakeet: A children's book inspired by Henri Matisse

ISBN: 9783791372655

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder ...


Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder his works are loved by children everywhere. In this charming book, Vanessa Hié and Veronique Massenot create a world based on Matisse’s vision, in which a mermaid is thrust out of the sea by a massive storm. Stranded in a tree, not knowing how she can return to her home without legs, she meets a parakeet who is so moved by her plight he finds a way to help her. Vanessa Hié’s gorgeous, deeply hued illustrations incorporate the shapes and colors found in Matisse’s original masterpiece, which is reproduced at the end of the book. Massenot’s simple but profound story of bravery and friendship is a delight to read. Together, the words and pictures tell a timeless story, while introducing young people to Matisse’s artistry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$32.00
Frida Kahlo : The Artist in the Blue House

ISBN: 9783791372297

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fascinating look into the world of the artist Frida Kahlo introduces children to the themes that infused Kahlo’s vibrant paintings, while demonstrating h...


This fascinating look into the world of the artist Frida Kahlo introduces children to the themes that infused Kahlo’s vibrant paintings, while demonstrating how her life influenced her art. Parrots, trees, deer, family members, friends, flowers, the sun and the moon—Frida Kahlo’s use of symbolism and color wonderfully lends itself to teaching children about the artistic process. Through illustrations of her work and photographs of Kahlo and her family, children are encouraged to learn about her life, artworks, and important relationships. An engaging text and gorgeous reproductions call attention to Kahlo’s use of bold color and natural imagery, as well as her ingenious use of perspective, collage, and varying styles. Children will learn much about creative self-expression through this beautifully designed and insightful book about Kahlo’s life and work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 30


Dimensions: 244 x 283 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$22.99
Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum

ISBN: 9780994136404

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. Kuwi knows just what to do and sets off to give lovely gifts to all her friends so they too...


With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. Kuwi knows just what to do and sets off to give lovely gifts to all her friends so they too can join in her happiness. But things don't go to plan when her friends forget to say "thank you". Another beautifully told and illustrated story by award winning author Kat Merewether.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 01-11-2016


$19.99
Quiet

ISBN: 9781846438882

Author: Kate Alizadeh    Publisher: Child’s Play

Sssh! Listen, what’s that noise? Each room in a house has different noises and in this book the text and visual clues help a child experience the home through...


Sssh! Listen, what’s that noise? Each room in a house has different noises and in this book the text and visual clues help a child experience the home through sound, which will be familiar to those children who are blind or partially sighted. Age range: 2 – 7 years


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$17.99
That's Not How You Do It

ISBN: 9781846439285

Author: Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar    Publisher: Child’s Play

Lucy knows how to do everything. She knows how to eat with a spoon and fork, play the xylophone, paint elephants – and lots more besides! All her friends ask ...


Lucy knows how to do everything. She knows how to eat with a spoon and fork, play the xylophone, paint elephants – and lots more besides! All her friends ask her for help if they need to know the right way to do something. When Toshi arrives, Lucy thinks he can’t do anything properly at all. He eats differently, plays strange music, and he definitely can’t paint elephants. She can barely hide her frustration. And when she finally tries to teach Toshi the right way to do things, she learns a very important lesson herself. A simple, funny tale about understanding, respecting and enjoying our differences. Age range: 3 – 7 years


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$17.99
Over In The Meadow

ISBN: 9781622771783

Author: John Feierabend    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Over in the meadow... there lives a wonderful array of animals and their young. This traditional folksong probably originated in the United Kingdom in the sixte...


Over in the meadow... there lives a wonderful array of animals and their young. This traditional folksong probably originated in the United Kingdom in the sixteenth century. Over in the Meadow has not only served as a song to teach counting and rhyming, it is also a delightful introduction to the wonderful natural world that we share with our animal friends. Now lavishly illustrated by Marissa Napoletano and collected by John M. Feierabend, this song is sure to delight current and future generations. The fully notated version of this song with all the words is included at the end of this book, along with a detailed history of the song. A beautiful take on a timeless story, this picture book is another wonderful chapter in the continuing legacy of a delightful, classic songtale.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 217 x 268 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$34.99
Friends Forever

ISBN: 9783899557732

Author: Roald Kaldestad    Publisher: Gestalten

Against a pastel backdrop of falling leaves and raindrops, a young boy learns how to make new friends and cherish the old. “Two hundred and sixty-nine days,...


Against a pastel backdrop of falling leaves and raindrops, a young boy learns how to make new friends and cherish the old. “Two hundred and sixty-nine days,” counts a freckle-faced, rosy-cheeked boy. His goodbye to his best friend is still fresh within his young heart. Though his companion has moved away, she sends surprise notes and chocolate bars by post, assuaging his pain and bringing a smile to his face. The support of his loving family and the arrival of a new neighbor with her striped cat combine with his optimism to slow the rainfall and welcome the possibility of a new friendship. Change is a constant in the worlds of adults and children alike. Friends Forever’s poignant story addresses change’s unexpected arrival and, through a softly colored palette, shows that change can be soothed by fond memories. The poetic text by Norwegian author Roald Kaldestad narrates the journey of the protagonist as he teaches readers to embrace the present and appreciate the joys of a bluer sky.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2016


Tags: August 2016   Childrens
$45.00
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