Centuries ago, one man described fantastic inventions that are now part of everyday life. From flying machines to tanks and giant walking men, this exquisite book brings to life the personal sketches and notes of Leonardo Da Vinci, the true Renaissance man. Filled with pop-up working models and his original sketches, this book captures the spirit of a brilliant man beyond his time.
Some of the most important books I ever read, I encountered before I was 12 years old. These books shaped my view of the world and my ideas about life. They also excited my life long passion for the written word.
Many of them I later shared with my own children, reading them aloud at bedtime and falling in love all over again. The importance of children’s book can not be overstated, and that’s why those of who write them carry a heavy responsibility. If I can return the favour my favourite authors did me, and touch the imagination of just one child, I will have succeeded in my goal as children’s author.
Do you know what 'park your jam on the frog' means? Fancy some ognib? What rhymes with 'circus'? plus many more amazing things you never knew about words.
Have hours of fun wixing up your murds with this hilarious book, packed full of rhymes, puns, games, jokes, gibberish and more.
The Big Book of Anorak is a unique and fun collection of beautifully illustrated stories, games and activities to inspire and entertain any little ones aged 5+.
Featuring fun stories (“Leonardo the Shopping Tiger,” “Gary the Lovelorn Giant,” “The Tickled Tree”), humorous profiles (“Harrold the Hiccup,” “Louis the Knee,” “Mona the Moon”), colouring pages, mazes, word searches and recipes (“Let’s Make Mr. Happy Bread”), The Big Book of Anorak is the perfect present for anyone (big and small) who has a love for drawing and reading.
Amy Blade enters cyberspace in a desperate quest to reboot a world where all language has been stolen.
It’s Amy’s final showdown with the evil wizard Kain. Imprisoned in cyberspace, Amy and a crack team of classic games characters fight an epic battle to thwart Kain’s schemes to destroy language.
Pursue the Truth is the the sixth thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.
The words have leapt off the pages of an ancient book and Amy Blade must try to catch them before they descend upon an innocent village.
Amy promises the Abbot of a medieval monastery that she will capture the runaway test which has been brought to life by a magical stranger. Armed with two holy relics she sets off to solve the mystery of the missing writing, but soon discovers the truth is far stranger than she expected.
Shout for Power is the the fifth thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.
In a race against time, Amy Blade has to save an ancient library from the flames of a Roman God.
Amy wrestles with living scrolls, dodges deadly scythes and defies the wrath of Chronos - Lord of
Time. Before she can escape to the next level, Amy must rescue a group of captive librarians from certain death and stop the raging inferno that threatens their whole library.
Burning World of Words is the the fourth thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.
All action heroine Amy Blade faces her darkest fears as she fights for survival in the Egyptian underworld.
Amy is locked in a deadly struggle with the gods and monsters of the underworld as she tries to bring the god Osiris back to life. Before she can escape to the next level she must face the river of the dead and a swarm of living hieroglyphs.
All action heroine Amy Blade is pushed to her limits as she battles her way through a deadly temple from the distant past.
With only her wits and a living stylus to aid her, Amy must break codes, solve puzzles and fight for her life against the demonic Keepers of the Seals. Only then can she find the Battle Cry of
Balmorain and escape to the next level.
Peak of Fear is the the second thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.
Amy Blade is a new breed of heroine: all action, all heart, already two steps ahead of you. Her brain is her deadliest defence.
Amy unleashes an unspeakable evil while exploring an ancient cave. Trapped in a prison of worlds she must fight to save herself, and all mankind from the dark mage Kain.
Caves of Danger is the the first thrilling adventure in the Battle Cries series.
Alien visitor Muth Argooz has been writing down nursery rhymes to send back to his planet.
Unfortunately he doesn't speak our language very well so when he writes down the rhymes he never seems to get them right. The words sound similar to the real nursery rhymes but they're not the same. See if you can guess which nursery rhymes Muth Argooz was thinking of when he wrote the following rhymes down.
A one-stop collection of poems on a wide variety of themes to appeal to children aged 8-12 and a staple resource of topic-based poems for KS2 teachers. By the compiler of the best-selling THE WORKS (100,000 + copies since publication in August 2000), this book complements THE WORKS and THE WORKS 2 which are organised by form and curriculum subject respectively.
But it also has direct appeal to children and families too by virtue of being subject focussed. Contains approximately 40 headings of 8-10 poems each making about 350 poems grouped in categories such as: School, home, brothers and sisters, parents, teachers, friends, hobbies, football, feeling happy, feeling sad, animals, nature, space, love, feeling angry, feeling afraid, our bodies, senses, festivals, seasons, food, weather, holidays, pets, sport, computers, television, toys, transport, magic ...
In addition to the usual indexes of first lines and authors, an index of forms will enable teachers to locate haikus, sonnets, kennings, riddles, acrostics etc for Literacy Hour purposes.