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We all want our children to be happy and resilient, but may not realise that they can be taught skills to make them happier people. Written by a psychologist with the charity Action for Happiness, this book explains ten keys to happier living and sets out practical, fun activities for children to do that will make a real and lasting difference to their lives. The text is friendly and reassuring, broken down into easily accessible paragraphs or charts while bright graphics with animated characters make it attractive to look at too.

Each of the ten chapters has tips for children to use in their everyday lives, including a section on developing mindfulness. Happiness really matters, and the more children and adults who read this book, the better. Now you can have all the fun and learn about science at the same time. There are 35 different activities in this book, each using a balloon or bubbles and, mostly, everyday household objects as equipment, from dried yeast to bubble wrap. Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award This is an exciting and dramatic story simply told in words and pictures about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children.

How the first living cell was created, how the cells multiplied, created simple living things which dragged themselves out of the water into swampy forests that eventually became dinosaurs and then us. With delightful illustrations including lots of detail and humour, all carefully researched and checked, this book shows the development of life on Earth in a truly accessible and simple way.

This book certainly gets my vote! Any young people who think politics is boring or nothing to do with them will likely have their minds changed by this excellent book. Over bright pages, liberally illustrated with attractive and informative cartoons, it breaks politics down, explaining government and political systems, elections and voting, political change and ideologies, and finishes by posing some big questions, on subjects including war, human rights, feminism, the environment.

Jungle, desert, woodland and city oasis - each beautiful double page spread shows an amazing wildlife habitat for birds and, in each, there is a native bird of that place hiding! Stylishly illustrated this is a piece of non-fiction, the inspiring story of a special friendship, and a bit of a mystery story too. It introduces young readers to Ella Fitzgerald and describes the beginning of her career when she and her band were not allowed to perform in some clubs because of the colour of their skin. But Ella had one big fan determined to do something about that — who was it?

The story reveals it was Marilyn Monroe, and describes the close friendship between the two women and how Marilyn helped Ella get the attention her music deserved. The story of space is told with all the drama and excitement it merits but clearly and simply for the youngest readers. Painted illustrations depict space and the planets nearest Earth in bright, bold colours, and two little astronauts are on hand to add helpful comments about the scenes that surround them.

This is mind-expanding stuff and this intriguing introduction to our universe should inspire a long-term fascination in young children. Covering ten important general areas of scientific study including space, wheels, light, medicine, energy and life, this handsome information book shows how ideas have developed over the centuries, new discoveries adding to what has gone before to lead us to where we are today. The book is perfect for browsing and will appeal to readers of a wide age range.

It examines the inner workings of the Earth; looks at life, from the smallest beings to the mightiest, past to present; opens up the huge variety of ecosystems; and ponders the impact humans have had and are having. The tone is one of conversation as author Jonathan Litton explains often complex topics in relaxed and accessible language.


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An inspiring book to send readers exploring even further. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this book is indeed packed with things for kids to do with science and the great news is that all of them are fun and generally easy to do, and that they can be created from craft materials or items that all of us will have readily to hand.

Diagrams and colour photos make it more accessible and attractive to look at too. With activities that can be carried out indoors and outdoors, this will be great for the Easter and summer holidays. This is a typically informative and cleverly designed book from Wide Eyed Editions, one of our leading new publishers of non-fiction.

Over 16 spreads, it asks questions about the human body, from what are my bones made of, to why do I have a spleen, to what does my brain look like. The flaps make this a fun, interactive reading experience as well as an informative one. Everything you want to know about all sports from the original Olympics to the present day is crammed into the attractively busy pages of this vast wall chart. Fun to browse but also hugely informative, this chart deserves a place on all walls in Terrifically original publishing.

There are three in the series so far: The What on Earth? Wallbook of Sport Visit the What on Earth series website for more images and information. Ernest Hemingway might have said there are only three real sports — motor racing, bull-fighting and mountaineering — but even he might have been forced to reconsider had he been presented with The Wallbook Timeline of Sport. This unique history book covers more than different sports played by humans through the centuries and around the globe, including our own great national pastimes football, rugby and cricket all of which are shown to have origins that will surprise readers.

In What On Earth? Fascinating and revealing stuff for readers of all ages. Fun to browse but also hugely informative, this chart deserves a place on all walls. The wallbooks are an amazing feat of publishing. In addition to the Wallbook, The Timeline of Sport also includes a Chronicle which features more than 35 newspaper stories and a quiz. Ernest Hemingway might have said there are only three real sports — motor racing, bull-fighting and mountaineering — but even he might have been forced to reconsider had he been presented with The Sports Timeline Wallbook.

In addition to the Wallbook, The Sports Timeline also includes a Chronicle which features more than 35 newspaper stories and a quiz.

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Take a tour round the inside of the human body in this unusual and quite excellent information book. It examines our component parts, from cells to blood, bones, liver, lungs and the brain, explaining how they function — and thereby how we function — though colourful, intricate cross-section diagrams, each one full of busy little people demonstrating the myriad different actions involved. In this way complex processes are broken down into comprehensible steps. Short passages of text illuminate things further. In a lively, highly readable book Nicola Davies examines ways that man and animals interact, highlighting species whose intelligence and adaptability causes real problems for their human neighbours.

As well as showing them just how clever animals are, these fascinating stories will set children thinking about the effect mankind has on the natural world. The final chapter gives examples of humans and animals working together, which should start children thinking about better ways we can share the planet in the future. Think 21st century humans have explained pretty much everything there is to explain?

Think again! It takes mind-boggling puzzles — mysterious ancient monuments, haunted castles and paranormal mysteries, scientific conundrums - and examines them rigorously, clear passages of text and attractive photographs and illustrations providing lots of information on each one.

There's the odd zany experiment too! Visually alive, original and information rich, this handsome book will fascinate budding young palaeontologists. The text explains clearly why dinosaurs ruled the earth for so long. The illustrations are eye-catching, the dinosaurs vivid, almost fluorescent, in red, green, yellow, pink and blues after all, no-one knows what colour they were.

Stunning to look at and fascinating reading. Each page explains what is needed, and poses questions for children to answer after completing the experiment, testing their understanding. The intriguing half an experiment is a science surprise that will fascinate everyone, whatever their age! An appealing and effective hands-on information book. The world we live in is truly amazing, and across its continents, oceans and skies are all kinds of fabulous places and astounding sights.

Almost of them are described in the bright, information-filled pages of this book.

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Natural wonders featured include the Namib Desert, Mount Thor and the Sundarbans mangrove forest as well as Black Holes, ball lightening and hurricanes. So too are the human creations listed, which include the Colosseum, the Millau Viaduct and Voyager 1. It is therefore filled with great stories, some familiar, others less so, but it also compares the different myths, examining the recurring themes so that young readers are prompted to think about what myths are for, and why mankind needs them.

This is a book that not only provides huge amounts of information but that will also inspire an ongoing interest in the subject. Gather your ingredients and get busy in the kitchen creating tasty, healthy meals with your kids. The delicious, healthy meals and nutrition facts are enough to satisfy any hungry young appetite, so reach for your reds, pick up your purples and don't forget to Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows and Purples. One of four new titles which uses maths to help solve problems in a range of exciting activities and helps show how useful maths is in everyday life.

There are answers at the back and a glossary explains clearly what the various terms and words mean and relate to, making it a helpful and importantly great fun learning tool. Do try it on lovers and haters of maths because it will make haters into lovers or at least move them in the right direction of starting to hate it less. When the Whales Walked tackles a big, complex subject — the evolution of life on Earth — and succeeds in explaining it clearly, vividly and in way that will catch the imagination of young readers.

It examines thirteen case studies, each describing the evolution of a different group of animals, from the earliest fish right up to modern Homo Sapiens. It explains the history of each group with the help of illustrations and diagrams, challenging children to spot the patterns in the ways that different animals have evolved. A book that thoroughly respects the intelligence and inquisitiveness of its readers and rewards their attention. Its subject — of course — is the Moon, our nearest and most familiar neighbour in space, and a source of fascination to mankind for thousands of years.

And there are quirky, unexpected facts — it seems the moon really can affect our behaviour for example. A book to intrigue and inform. Ocean Emporium is a fine example of the new wave of non-fiction books which are not just full of thoughtfully presented information but as beautiful to look at as the best picture books. Each creature is labelled with its common and scientific name, and there is a useful glossary and index. With more than pictures and captions depicting millions of years of evolution, the rise and fall of civilisations, the top battles and on the reverse, the story of the planet, life and people from the Big Bang to the present day, the What on Earth?

Wallbook is an exhilarating journey through the past. The book is designed both to be read as a book and to be viewed as a poster that concertinas out to 2. Each one contains a full-colour poster — 2 metres long — that illustrates the complete historical timeline of its subject.

The Wallbook Timeline of Nature shows children the history of life on Earth, from the first signs of life 4 billion years ago to the start of the 21st century. By cross-sectioning time, the Wallchart gives children a comprehensive view of what is happening across the Earth as the centuries pass, in the oceans, and on the land. Billions of years of history at a glance! The Timeline of Nature shows the complete story of natural history in 1, species on a 2. Perfect for younger readers but also relevant to all ages, this comprehensive, accessible and versatile wallbook is the first ever attempt to illustrate the entire history of nature and natural science on a single piece of paper.

In addition to the Wallbook, The Timeline of Nature also includes a Chronicle which features more than 30 newspaper stories and a quiz. The Nature Timeline shows children the history of life on Earth, from the first signs of life 4 billion years ago to the start of the 21st century. The Nature Timeline shows the complete story of natural history in 1, species on a 2. All the most horrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to uncover, including why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax.

Each one is depicted in a vivid double page spread, crammed with examples of the animals and plants that make the regions special, while subsequent pages include close ups and written descriptions. Readers are addressed directly, instructed to watch for particular animals and to listen out for their sounds. A wonder of a book indeed. Each page is packed with fascinating information, cleverly laid out with frequent jokes and cartoon asides adding to the fun.

A fun, accessible guide to computers and coding for older children and curious adults. This fun and quirky book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of computer coding, organized into handy bite-sized chunks. Packed with playful illustrations and inspiring information on the amazing world of coding and computing, this book is the perfect introduction to this most essential of subjects. In a nutshell: historical adventures full of facts and fun Not since Horrible Histories has the past been brought to life for young readers so accurately and with so much humour.

Written in partnership with the National Trust in the form of the diary of a young boy, page to a knight at Widemoat Castle, the story recounts an exciting episode in his life culminating in an attack on the castle by the rebellious Welsh. You can always rely on Philip Ardagh to add humour and this rollicking story has some very good jokes as well as appealing characters.

A winning combination! This excellent book is an inspiring and all-encompassing guide to the world of music for young people. The tone is engaging and conversational throughout and the book is extremely well-designed, colourful illustrations by Daniel Frost adding to the overall appeal. Readers can listen online to recordings my top musicians too thanks to a QR code. Words and pictures work perfectly together to give children a vivid sense of the greatest library in the world, and some of the amazing books to be found there. The approach is as varied as the books featured, while the facts contained will inform and fascinate readers of all ages.

It concludes with notes on the authors of the featured books and a helpful glossary. A unique and fascinating way of examining the history of the book through one of our greatest institutions. This extremely user-friendly and accessible guide book will teach children the basics of Python, enabling them to create their own games and simple animations. Now that computers and coding are compulsory school topics in the UK it will prove very useful. Key ideas about coding in general are also included. Ring binding means that it opens flat on the desk or can be propped up open next to the computer screen.

A really well thought-out and effective information book. No ordinary book but a fold-out poster in book form, opening out the pages reveals a huge vertical panorama that takes us down through the different layers and right into the very core of the Earth. Friendly but information-rich text explains the features of the different layers, from the pipes and wires that support our civilisation to old bones, underground rivers, coal mines.

The reverse side of the poster takes up back up through the magma, then seams of minerals, limestone, fossils and finally back into the light, this time countryside rather than city street. Despite all the obstacles put in their way, women scientists have been getting to the head of their fields for thousands of years and this book celebrates 50 of them.

There are timelines, plus statistics and, a really inspiring touch, quotes from the scientists on nearly every page. A book to excite and energize girls and boys alike. How amazing that less than years after the invention of the motor car, humans have built and launched vehicles that can leave the solar system.

From chapters looking at our solar system and its place in the universe, it goes on to explain how mankind found ways to look out into space, then how we worked out how to get there, and back again. There are chapters on surviving in space, and pages contemplating the possibility of establishing a human colony on Mars.

The text is full of information but conveys a real sense of the wonders of space travel. Macaulay, who was announced as the winner at a ceremony in Cardif, was selected by a panel of child judges from a shortlist of six books. The shortlist was picked by a panel of adult judges, chaired by Professor Dame Julia Higgins.

Each of the pages is about how he designs a solution to a problem - just what an engineer must do. September Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Anything you can imagine, you can animate says this stimulating book, and it explains clearly and simply the ten key skills readers need to become expert animators, starting with flipbook loops and ending with special effects, lighting and camera skills. The instructions are carefully worded to be friendly and easy to follow, while the colour illustrations on every page help to explain the different processes, and keep it all feeling fun and uncomplicated.

There are lots of extra handy tips in text flashes, a page of useful links and a glossary with definitions of technical and unfamiliar terms. This is an inspiring and really useful guide for young would-be animators. The Universe is huge — it stretches further than we could ever imagine or explore, and contains everything in space, from super stars to galaxies to tiny pieces of dust.

Packed with facts, diagrams, infographics and photos, this is the perfect introduction to space. Find out how the incredible work of astronauts like Tim Peake, astronomers and scientists have enabled us to discover so much about the universe. Perfect for any young reader who looks up at the night sky and wonders just what goes on out there. With Cool Astronomy, you'll discover everything you need to know about the universe, from asteroids to the zenith point Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars from your own back garden, right down to expertly simplifying the supermassive numbers and distances involved in the space between space so you'll never forget them.

Of course it explains how astronauts go to the loo, but the sections on what happens to human stomachs in space is just as icky and interesting!

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After all, the children reading this book could become fully fledged astronauts in the s. A wild animal has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces. She was in Chezib when she bore him. So Tamar went to live in her father's house. She saw that Shelah was grown up, yet she had not been given to him in marriage. She said, "What will you give me, that you may come in to me? Now Joseph was handsome and good-looking. How then could I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice; [] and when he heard me raise my voice and cry out, he left his garment beside me, and fled outside.

Please tell them to me. As soon as it budded, its blossoms came out and the clusters ripened into grapes. And Pharaoh awoke. Pharaoh awoke, and it was a dream. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh. When we told him, he interpreted our dreams to us, giving an interpretation to each according to his dream. When he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh.

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I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it. Never had I seen such ugly ones in all the land of Egypt. Then I awoke. But when I told it to the magicians, there was no one who could explain it to me. They are seven years of famine. Thus Joseph gained authority over the land of Egypt.

And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went through all the land of Egypt. There was famine in every country, but throughout the land of Egypt there was bread. Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, "Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground. They said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy food. He said to them, "You are spies; you have come to see the nakedness of the land!

The rest of you shall go and carry grain for the famine of your households, [] and bring your youngest brother to me. Thus your words will be verified, and you shall not die. That is why this anguish has come upon us. But you would not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood. And he picked out Simeon and had him bound before their eyes.

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Then I will release your brother to you, and you may trade in the land. When they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were dismayed. All this has happened to me! Put him in my hands, and I will bring him back to you. If harm should come to him on the journey that you are to make, you would bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

Have you another brother? Could we in any way know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down'? If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever. Carry back with you the money that was returned in the top of your sacks; perhaps it was an oversight. As for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. Then they went on their way down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. So we have brought it back with us.

We do not know who put our money in our sacks. Is he still alive? God be gracious to you, my son! So he went into a private room and wept there. So they drank and were merry with him. Why have you stolen my silver cup? Does he not indeed use it for divination? You have done wrong in doing this. Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing!

Then each one loaded his donkey, and they returned to the city. Do you not know that one such as I can practice divination? What can we speak? How can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; here we are then, my lord's slaves, both we and also the one in whose possession the cup has been found. Only the one in whose possession the cup was found shall be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father. His brother is dead; he alone is left of his mother's children, and his father loves him.

Only if our youngest brother goes with us, will we go down; for we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us. I fear to see the suffering that would come upon my father. Is my father still alive? He said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.

Hurry and bring my father down here. Joseph gave them wagons according to the instruction of Pharaoh, and he gave them provisions for the journey. He is even ruler over all the land of Egypt. My son Joseph is still alive. I must go and see him before I die. The children of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel [] these are the children of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Leah; and these she bore to Jacob--sixteen persons. When they came to the land of Goshen, [] Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen.

He presented himself to him, fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. Now, we ask you, let your servants settle in the land of Goshen. They do not compare with the years of the life of my ancestors during their long sojourn. The land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine. Why should we die before your eyes? For our money is gone. That year he supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock.

There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands. Buy us and our land in exchange for food. We with our land will become slaves to Pharaoh; just give us seed, so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate. All the Egyptians sold their fields, because the famine was severe upon them; and the land became Pharaoh's. The land of the priests alone did not become Pharaoh's. Do not bury me in Egypt. Then Israel bowed himself on the head of his bed. They shall be recorded under the names of their brothers with regard to their inheritance.

So Joseph brought them near him; and he kissed them and embraced them. Since this one is the firstborn, put your right hand on his head. Nevertheless his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations. I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

He crouches down, he stretches out like a lion, like a lioness - who dares rouse him up? Bury me with my ancestors - in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite, [] in the cave in the field at Machpelah, near Mamre, in the land of Canaan, in the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site. So the physicians embalmed Israel; [] they spent forty days in doing this, for that is the time required for embalming.

And the Egyptians wept for him seventy days. In the tomb that I hewed out for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me. With him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, [] as well as all the household of Joseph, his brothers, and his father's household. Only their children, their flocks, and their herds were left in the land of Goshen. Vegas never stops. But when you need to pause, this room is a destination all its own.

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