Prepare to meet 66 exceptionally brave adventurers in this celebration of monumental achievements from around the world. Mountaineers, conquerors, explorers, sailors, pilots and many others who accomplished amazing feats of bravery and triumph are waiting to be discovered in Simon Cheshire's outstanding, Epic Tales of Triumph and Adventures, vibrantly illustrated by Fatti Burke.
These are the astonishing true stories of just a few of the world's most daring men and women who defied all odds to achieve their goals and make their dreams come true. Drive across the world, avoiding danger around every corner, with Aloha Wanderwell on The Million Dollar Wager, dive to the deepest depths of the dark and unexplored ocean with Jacques Piccard, climb to the highest peak of Mount Everest with Junko Tabei or tumble over Niagara Falls in a barrel with Annie Edson Taylor. There is no adventure too big or small for this fearless group of men and women!
This collection of outstanding adventurers is sure to inspire the next generation of courageous risk takers. With bright and vibrant artwork from the effortlessly talented Fatti Burke, Epic Tales of Triumph and Adventure will make you want to reach for the stars … and don't let anyone stand in your way!
“Enjoyable and informative . . . Using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing” (School Library Journal). Writing “The road was bumpy” is okay . . . but isn’t it more fun to say “It felt like we were riding on square tires”? This lively guide shows kids how to make their writing more dramatic, more memorable, or just plain funnier—whether they’re writing for school or for creative expression. It explains six techniques: SimilesMetaphorsOnomatopoeiaAlliterationHyperbolePersonification . . . and provides guidelines for their use, plenty of examples, and entertaining illustrations.
There’s room for faith and flying reindeers in this festive book that explains the religious roots of Christmas to Santa.
Christmas is one of the most important holidays celebrated in most countries around the world, yet the true origin of this special day is often missed. Almost everyone equates Santa Claus and the giving of gifts with Christmas, but what event was the catalyst behind this centuries-old tradition? This delightfully illustrated children’s story is sure to become a tradition for you and your family as the holiday rolls around each year. Christmas is a special time of celebration and one in which we have time to reflect on what is most important.
“I believe this book [does] a great basic job of telling the story of the birth of Jesus to Santa. I think this story would be easy for a child to understand as well as an adult. Maybe a great story to tell a new believer or someone that doesn’t know about Jesus’s birth.” —Courageous Christian Father
Travel back in time with brothers Arthur and Finn to help stop the castle of Sir William Malory falling and prevent the death of his daughter Eleanor. Fascinating historical facts combine with action packed fiction to create a dramatic and gripping adventure. This fast paced and exciting narrative will leave the reader wanting more and more. Will the boys escape after being imprisoned, manage to save Eleanor and succeed in changing the course of history?
Maya's little brother Ethan is always telling stories about the Sea Wolf, the monster in the sea around Black Rock. Maya doesn't believe Ethan's lies but she does believe the sea is dangerous so, when Ethan tries to prove he can kayak to Black Rock, she knows she has to try to save him. Will either of them make it back from the dark and deadly sea?
Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Sea Wolf is aimed at readers aged 9+ and has a manageable length (64 pages) and reading age (7+).
Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring campground favorites from Campfires and Hammocks to S’mores and Wildlife. Illustrator Greg Paprocki’s popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style. Discover new details in each illustration with every successive reading.
This introduction to the world of butterflies, filled with stunning illustrations, is “a lovely mix of science and wonder” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the world’s tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here, in a book to delight any child. “Similar butterfly albums abound, but none show these most decorative members of the insect clan to better advantage.” —Kirkus Reviews “Beautiful.” —The Wall Street Journal
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