My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know EverythingHardcover – 1 Sept. 2016
A charming children’s first encyclopedia bursting with facts about the world, animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you!Finally, the world is at your little learner’s fingertips for all in storybook format with exciting graphic novel elements. Introduce children aged 4 – 7 to the foundations of what makes the world turn during story time with this range of encyclopedias.The world is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn. My Encylopedia of Very Important Things is a mind-boggling collection of everything interesting to get you on your way to knowing it all. Full of fun facts for kids, colourful illustrations, and games that will feed your imagination. This kids encyclopedia is filled with age appropriate knowledge on a range of topics that is complementary to your school’s curriculum.Explore our world and its place in the galaxy – from animals and people, to planets and very importantly about yourself! Go on a journey to discover a world of information. Learn about just how many animals are there and how they live and communicate. Find out about our history – cavemen, the first explorers, ancient Egyptians and even dinosaurs. There’s so much crammed into one place and it’s all put into colourful and engaging ways suitable for young inquisitive minds.Tell The Story Of The World One Page At A Time!My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is the perfect blending of adorable, simple illustrations with rich photography and lively text. Made for you and young minds to read together or alone and formatted with a ribbon bookmark to pick up right wherever you left off. This truly is the ideal first reference book for young readers.This educational book takes you on a journey through:-Very Important Things About People-Very Important Things About Me-Very important Things About My Planet-Very Important Things About Places-Very Important Things About AnimalsMy Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is part of the educational series My Very Encyclopedia series. Complete the collection and learn more about the world around you, the animals that walk, fly and swim and the dinosaurs who ruled the earth before them. Shortlisted The School Library Association Information Book Award 2017Best Children’s Book in the Junior Design Awards 2017
The Powerful and the Damned: Private Diaries in Turbulent TimesPaperback – February 5, 2021
Lionel Barber was Editor of the Financial Times for the tech boom, the global financial crisis, the rise of China, Brexit, and mainstream media’s fight for survival in the age of fake news. In this unparalleled, no-holds-barred diary of life behind the headlines, he reveals the private meetings and exchanges with political leaders on the eve of referendums, the conversations with billionaire bankers facing economic meltdown, exchanges with Silicon Valley tech gurus, and pleas from foreign emissaries desperate for inside knowledge, all against the backdrop of a wildly shifting media landscape.
Chosen OnesHardcover – 7 April 2020
The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling adult debut from Veronica Roth, author of DivergentThey were the Chosen Ones. Saving the world made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them.When Sloane Andrews and her friends defeated the Dark One, and saved the world, it nearly cost them everything. Ten years later, they are still struggling to put the battle behind them and reclaim their lives. After all, the rest of the world has moved on . . . so why can’t they?Of the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD - and her huge attitude problem – but really, she’s hiding secrets from them . . . secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her. On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold – bigger than the world itself. Last time, it took everything she had. This time, it might not be enough.***’I can’t remember the last time I was so engrossed’ Stephanie Garber, bestselling author of the Caraval series’This dark, complex novel rocked my heart . . . You’ll never look at fantasy heroes the same way again’ Charlie Jane Anders, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of All the Birds in the Sky’A virtuoso performance’ Blake Crouch, bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion
The Ballet BookPaperback – 6 April 2006
Does the poise, grace, and beauty of a prima ballerina take your breath away? Ever dreamt of landing that perfect pirouette?Covering everything from basic positions to the finesse of a pas de deux, this inspiring book will help your child pursue the elegant dance form of ballet. Perfect your port de bras and learn how to dance adagio and allegro. You will even find out the best way to look after your ballet shoes and ensure your make up is just right for your first night on stage.Using gorgeous photos of ballet dancers and easy-to-follow instructions, one of the world’s finest ballet dancers Dame Darcey Busell will teach you various poses, jumps, and exercises, as well as advanced moves and pointework.You will also discover folk and character dancing and read about the great choreographers and composers throughout ballet’s history.The Ballet Book beautifully illustrates the world of ballet with captivating notes on classical techniques, the evolution of the dance form, the world’s greatest dancers, and a fascinating look on what goes on behind the scene.Budding ballet dancers, this one’s for you!
The Hello Atlas
Explore the lives of children all over the world and celebrate one of humanity’s greatest achievements: written and verbal language. With fully illustrated word charts, featuring children depicted in their home country and doing ordinary things, learn about more than 100 languages, from well-known and lesser known indigenous languages that introduce us to some of the world’s most remote communities. With foreword by ethnobotanist and explorer, Professor Wade Davis, this unique book comes with a free, downloadable app for iOS and Android that allows you to hear the phrases in the book, each recorded by a native speaker.
Big Picture Atlas (Atlases)
A stunning atlas with 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over. Young explorers can discover the countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps of our amazing planet and learn where different animals and people live. There are fascinating facts about each country, plus flags and capital cities and an index of place names.
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Bad writing can’t be blamed on the Internet, or on ‘the kids today’. Good writing has always been hard: a performance requiring pretense, empathy, and a drive for coherence. In The Sense of Style, cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker uses the latest scientific insights to bring us a style and usage guide for the 21st century. What do skilful writers know about the link between syntax and ideas? How can we overcome the Curse of Knowledge, the difficulty in imagining what it’s like not to know something we do? And can we distinguish the myths and superstitions from rules that enhance clarity and grace? As Pinker shows, everyone can improve their mastery of writing and their appreciation of the art (yes, ‘their’).
Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World
Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Museum in 1963 to celebrate five eventful centuries of the printed word, Nicholas A. Basbanes offers a lively consideration of writings that have “made things happen” in the world, works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of countless influential people. In his fifth work to examine a specific aspect of book culture, Basbanes also asks what we can know about such figures as John Milton, Edward Gibbon, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Adams, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry James, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller––even the notorious Marquis de Sade and Adolf Hitler––by knowing what they have read. He shows how books that many of these people have consulted, in some cases annotated with their marginal notes, can offer tantalizing clues to the evolution of their character and the development of their thought.
Adult Learners’ Writing Guide: Improve your writing skills
Chambers Adult Learners’ Writing Guide is aimed at adults who are seeking to gain confidence in their writing skills. The book is spaciously laid out using a two-colour text with plentiful examples and exercises to reinforce key learning points. A simple and practical approach provides users with an understanding of the basic concepts and requirements of any writing task. The book also demonstrates how to negotiate real-world situations such as filling in forms or making an official complaint.
Greatest Sporting Moments
Extreme machines, packed with power. Showcasing the world’s most desirable cars including the Bugatti Veyron and LaFerrari, this book is a must for fast car enthusiasts all over! Packed with facts, stats and technical specs for each car, find out all you need to know about these show-stopping machines. With stunning images of each car, this is the only fast car book you’ll need!
Star Wars Block: Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know (Abrams Block Book)Board book
The world of Star Wars is rich with content, from its iconic characters to its stunning locations. This sixth title in the Abrams Block Book series takes readers on a tour through Star Wars, featuring popular characters and moments from all films, up to and including Rogue One. As in previous Block Book titles, Star Wars Block includes die-cut shapes on every spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Additionally, each spread features important words every Star Wars fan, from the littlest Skywalker to the most seasoned Kenobi, should know.