May 2016 (39)

Tornado Boys

ISBN: 9781910690130

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, th...


Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, the Tornado was among the first aircraft to be flown by both men and women. This is acknowledged in the book with a chapter written by one female pilot. Another aspect that makes this book different from the rest of the series is that it covers an aircraft which is still in active service, currently as a key player in Middle East operations. With focus on the GR1/GR4 versions of the Tornado (and not the F3 interceptor), readers will enjoy fascinating insights on what it is like to operate this multi-role bomber/reconnaissance aircraft against the backdrop of modern-day scenarios.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 16-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Military
$59.99
Jigsaw - Teaching Poetry to Middle Secondary Students

ISBN: 9781925169027

Author: Ken Watson    Publisher: Phoenix Education

This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teachin...


This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teaching the poems. Two Australian poets, Jeff Guess and Kris Hemensley, have provided drafts of their poems, enabling students to study the ways in which poets revise and perfect their work. Jeff Guess has also provided many suggestions for poetry-writing workshops. A section on performance poetry suggests ways in which students, in groups, can prepare poems for oral presentation. Contents A VARIETY OF APPROACHES Jigsaw poem — Alfred Tennyson Verse Riddles — Anglo-Saxon riddles, John Fuller, John Mole, May Swenson, Vasko Popa Asking Questions — poem by E.E. Cummings Cloze — Percy Bysshe Shelley Sequencing — George Herbert, James Wright Jumbled Poems — John Dryden, Vernon Scannell, Thomas Otway POEMS FOR PERFORMANCE Choral Speaking — Ogden Nash Dialogue Performance — Paul Fleischman, Roger McGough, Gael Turnbull Readers Theatre — Allan Ahlberg, Paul Dehn, Peter Dixon WRITING POETRY Getting Started — The Joeys Memories — Marietta Elliott Tone — Jeff Guess Haiku — Jeff Guess,Roger McGough THE DRAFTING GRIND The Drafting Grind — Jeff Guess, Chris Hemensley THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE The Dramatic Monologue — Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy THREE THEMES School — Gregory Harrison, John Latham, Barrie Wade Progress? — Vachel Lindsay, Raymond Wilson Prejudice — Jack Davis, Jackie Kay, Jim Wong-chu POEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY Sounds and Pictures — William Blake Perfect? — Jeff Guess Poems in Translation — two versions of one of the Songs of Solomon Missing Words — John Donne Poems to Compare — John Donne, Richard Lovelace POEMS BY PETER SKRYZNECKI


Publication Date: 11-04-2016


Tags: May 2016   Education
$55.00
Life and I

ISBN: 9783899557718

Author: Elisabeth Helland Larsen    Publisher: Gestalten

Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a green-eyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals...


Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a green-eyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals with soft fur and big animals with sharp teeth. She lingers with a kindly grandmother as they knit one last scarf together. She wanders through surroundings of gentle beauty and she tells us who she is. For parents of children facing the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet, this book finds words to express what is often so difficult to explain. It ends with such a feeling of uplift and acceptance that readers of any age will turn the last page with a smile and a tear. Author Elisabeth Helland Larsen and illustrator Marine Schneider weave a tapestry out of direct, poetic words and hand-drawn pictures to give voice to emotions that are moving, real, and most of all, honest.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 220 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


$39.99
Boom! 50 Fantastic Science Experiments to Try at Home With Your Kids

ISBN: 9781504800136

Author: Chris Smith    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot...


Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home.Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound and educate in equal measure; see the amazing results then find out why it works! So whether it's racing jam jars, making Pyrex invisible or instantly freezing a fizzy drink before your eyes, with the "Naked Scientists'" help you'll never have a dull rainy day again! A tempting self-purchase as well as the perfect gift.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2016


$24.99
Animal Babies in the Forest

ISBN: 9781846438783

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What’s a baby owl called? Or a baby deer? In this collection of forest creatures and their young, Julia Groves’ distinctive art style captures each animal...


What’s a baby owl called? Or a baby deer? In this collection of forest creatures and their young, Julia Groves’ distinctive art style captures each animal’s unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
Animal Babies in the Meadow

ISBN: 9781846438790

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What's a baby hare called? Or a baby sheep? In this collection of meadow creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's u...


What's a baby hare called? Or a baby sheep? In this collection of meadow creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
Animal Babies in the River

ISBN: 9781846438806

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What's a baby otter called? Or a baby duck? In this collection of river creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's un...


What's a baby otter called? Or a baby duck? In this collection of river creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
Animal Babies on the Mountain

ISBN: 9781846438813

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

What's a baby goat called? Or a baby panda? In this collection of mountain creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's...


What's a baby goat called? Or a baby panda? In this collection of mountain creatures and their young, Julia Groves' distinctive art style captures each animal's unique beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


$14.99
Jack and the Beanstalk (flip-up fairy tale with CD)

ISBN: 9781846430862

Publisher: Child’s Play

Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales… Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these livel...


Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales… Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The 'flip-up' flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give young readers confidence.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


$24.99
Goldilocks and the Tree Bears (flip-up fairy tale with CD)

ISBN: 9781846430855

Publisher: Child’s Play

Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales… Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these livel...


Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales… Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold from the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The 'flip-up' flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give young readers confidence.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


$24.99
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