• Social issues (Children's/YA)

      Special Needs, Special Horses

      A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

      by Naomi Scott

      A growing number of individuals with special needs are discovering the benefits of therapies and activities involving horseback riding. Special Needs, Special Horses , by Naomi Scott, offers information about the amazing results possible with therapeutic riding, or hippotherapy. From recreational riding for individuals with disabilities, to the competitions some riders enter (and win), Scott describes the various techniques of the process and its benefits to the physically and mentally challenged. The book explores the roles of the instructors, physical therapists, volunteers, and the horses, and explains carriage driving, vaulting, and educational interactions with horses. Scott profiles individuals involved in the therapy, including clients whose special needs arose from intrauterine stroke, cerebral palsy, transverse myelitis, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, sensory integration dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, shaken baby syndrome, sensory damage, stroke, seizures, infantile spasms, Down syndrome, and autism. Special Needs, Special Horses is an excellent guide for the families of the many who do--or could--enjoy improved lives from therapeutic riding. It will also appeal to practitioners of therapeutic riding as an overview of their profession.

    • Children's & YA

      Search for Pirate Treasure

      by Graham White

      A young maze series which combines fun with learning. Each book is a puzzle-packed adventure – and as you progress through the mazes, you will discover interesting facts about the past.

    • Children's & YA

      Secrets of the Pyramids

      by Graham White

      A young maze series which combines fun with learning. Each book is a puzzle-packed adventure – and as you progress through the mazes, you will discover interesting facts about the past. In Secrets of the Pyramids you are a twelve-year-old boy, living in ancient Egypt. Your father is trapped inside the pyramid he was helping to build and you are his only hope of escape.

    • Children's & YA

      Storming a Castle

      by Graham White

      A young maze series which combines fun with learning. Each book is a puzzle-packed adventure – and as you progress through the mazes, you will discover interesting facts about the past. In Storming a Castle you’re back in the Middle Ages, taking part in a siege and attempting to rescue your father from the castle’s dungeons.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      Day and Night in the Forest

      by Susan and Peter Barrett

      Based on our successful series Nature Unfolds, this new series for younger readers looks at the animals inhabiting one environment, exploring the habitat first by day and then at night. Like the senior Nature Unfolds, the Day/Night series features two beautiful and fascinating four-page gatefolds, showing the animals in their habitats during the day and night, respectively. An introductory spread to each section explains the habitat and how animals make a living in it, and the species are featured individually in the pages following each gatefold. There are also key spreads that identify all the species in the gatefolds.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      Day and Night in the Jungle

      by Susan and Peter Barrett

      Based on our successful series Nature Unfolds, this new series for younger readers looks at the animals inhabiting one environment, exploring the habitat first by day and then at night. Like the senior Nature Unfolds, the Day/Night series features two beautiful and fascinating four-page gatefolds, showing the animals in their habitats during the day and night, respectively. An introductory spread to each section explains the habitat and how animals make a living in it, and the species are featured individually in the pages following each gatefold. There are also key spreads that identify all the species in the gatefolds.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      Day and Night in the Savannah

      by Susan and Peter Barrett

      Based on our successful series Nature Unfolds, this new series for younger readers looks at the animals inhabiting one environment, exploring the habitat first by day and then at night. Like the senior Nature Unfolds, the Day/Night series features two beautiful and fascinating four-page gatefolds, showing the animals in their habitats during the day and night, respectively. An introductory spread to each section explains the habitat and how animals make a living in it, and the species are featured individually in the pages following each gatefold. There are also key spreads that identify all the species in the gatefolds.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      Day and Night in the Swamp

      by Susan and Peter Barrett

      Based on our successful series Nature Unfolds, this new series for younger readers looks at the animals inhabiting one environment, exploring the habitat first by day and then at night. Like the senior Nature Unfolds, the Day/Night series features two beautiful and fascinating four-page gatefolds, showing the animals in their habitats during the day and night, respectively. An introductory spread to each section explains the habitat and how animals make a living in it, and the species are featured individually in the pages following each gatefold. There are also key spreads that identify all the species in the gatefolds.

    • Children's & YA

      Beyond Earth (Third Edition)

      by David Jefferis

      As an alternative to the Future Space series, the two books Beyond Earth and Robot Explorers have been combined and redesigned in a 96-page format to appeal to young adults, i.e. the 10+ age range. Beautiful computer-generated artwork is used to cover such topics as the International Space Station, space telescopes, advanced space travel, the exploration and utilization of the planets and other bodies of our solar system, and even exploration of the nearest stars and beyond, not just in this century but in a distant future that we can only imagine.

    • Children's & YA

      Egypt

      by Ben Hubbard

      Spanning history from Ancient Egypt through Roman, Greek and Aztec times, History Spy brings the past to life using devices which never fail to get attention. Stunning art, cunning mazes, and a spy adventure draw young readers into the heart of troubled times. While they come to grips with complicated situations, they find out more than they bargained for about the way people worked and lived. The accompanying side art and detailed facts about that period see to that.

    • Children's & YA

      Rome

      by Ben Hubbard

      Spanning history from Ancient Egypt through Roman, Greek and Aztec times, History Spy brings the past to life using devices which never fail to get attention. Stunning art, cunning mazes, and a spy adventure draw young readers into the heart of troubled times. While they come to grips with complicated situations, they find out more than they bargained for about the way people worked and lived. The accompanying side art and detailed facts about that period see to that.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      How Animals Live

      by Bernard Stonehouse

      One of the great marvels of nature is how animals behave – how they live and reproduce, how they hunt and feed, how they survive. They make a living in hundreds of different ways, some of them quite extraordinary. Scientists who are interested in how animals live spend their lifetime studying their behaviour. They watch them in the wild, in jungles, deserts, on snow and ice, up in the mountains or down in the oceans. The more they learn, the more they are impressed by the tricks animals use to survive in an unfriendly world. This book is about what animals do to keep themselves alive, to live as comfortably and efficiently as possible, and to perpetuate their species. It tells of a wide range of animals, mostly birds and mammals, but some insects, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and others too. Some are familiar, everyday kinds of animals, others are strange and exotic creatures that you would be lucky to see even in zoos. This book is a family book for anyone interested in animals and their ways.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      Dinosaurs - A Natural History

      by Paul Barrett and José Luis Sanz

      A lively and accurate analysis of these remarkable creatures, charting the discovery of all the main types of dinosaurs and how they lived, their habitats and their relationship with each other. Martòn’s wonderfully atmospheric artwork, including stunningly beautiful scenes reconstructed from historical evidence, are complemented by photographs and line drawings, charts and maps. 90 full-colour dinosaur illustrations, including 33 beautiful scenic representations. 52 separate entries on major dinosaur genera, with fact files, time scales, location maps and size comparisons. More than 300 photographs of dinosaur bones, fossils,reconstructions and research activities.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      Prehistoric Mammals

      by Alan Turner

      The extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was the signal for another group of animals to move towards world dominance – the mammals. And they grew more intelligent – culminating, we like to think, in the evolution of the human race. This book, the follow-up to our 192pp National Geographic Society Dinosaurs, tells the story of prehistoric mammals. The artist Mauricio Antón, a leading scientific illustrator, is producing more than twenty stunning double-page scenes to illustrate animals in their habitats.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)

      World Mammals

      by Lisa Regan

      Like its sister volume (192pp Living Mammals) this completely rewritten and redesigned 96pp World Mammals book features all 21 orders of mammals, but is for a younger readership. Tighter, more focused text and fact files, larger illustrations and a more open, lively design combine to make this a truly fascinating and accessible dip-in reference book for 8 to 12 year olds.

    • Children's & YA
      June 2013

      Get Your Power Back Now!

      by Anni Sennov and Carsten Sennov

      Dear parents,Read this book before your children do, then you will be able to guide them and give them good advice when they need it. Many parents have asked us whether it is possible to teach you young people to keep your energy in order, as every day you meet and interact with a lot of different people, which exposes you to many different energies. This happens at school, in your extracurricular activities, and when spending time with all your friends, whether it is physically, or through the Internet. And the answer to the question is YES, of course you can learn how to master your own energy! That is why we have written this energy guide. Its goal is to teach you how to stand on your own feet and stand strong in your own energy, both when you are with others and when you are on your own. So whether you are on your way to become a teenager, and have a lot of friends, or no friends at all, if you are splitting time between two homes, or you are about to reach adult life and have a girlfriend or boyfriend, or just have moved out of your parents’ home - this book is for you. This energy guide is perfect for you, if you want to learn more about yourself and others without having to use a lot of effort.

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2011

      The Little Energy Guide 1

      Take care of your own energy

      by Anni Sennov and Carsten Sennov

      We spend most of our time with nice, happy people – people we care about and we’d like to help and support in the best way possible. Once in a while, however, we come across people who are not good for us. These are people who try to gain access to our energy in a variety of different ways, and who we should watch out for whenever they are near us. We need to take particular care of our energy as, subconsciously, that is what these people want to get hold of. This little pocket guide can teach you how to do that. By reading the energy guide and following the instructions, you will quickly experience how, consciously, you can hold onto your energy and so be in the best position to make the most of your life.

    • Children's & YA

      Smuggled Diamonds

      by Julia Hands

      A DARING TALE OF INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE EXCITING, FAST MOVING & EDUCATIONAL SYNOPSIS Set in Majorca and Edinburgh, with an English brother (Steve) and sister (Becky) befriending a Majorcan girl (Maria) when they holiday in the old fishing village of Puerto Pollensa, Majorca. Steve and Maria chance upon a diamond smuggling gang while looking at some rare black vultures on the cliffs, and they're tied up in an island cave and left to drown. They escape and help Maria's brother, who's in the police, track the criminals down. Later, the smuggler's ringleader, connected with international criminals, escapes. When Steve and Becky hear that Maria is coming to Edinburgh on an archaeological dig with her school, in the Penicuik area, they persuade their parents to take an early spring holiday in Edinburgh, where they can do some safer birdwatching - and the rest of the criminals, who get their diamonds cut and polished in Scotland, come after them. There aren't many realistic adventure stories for this age group - most are just fantasy genre: this one's exciting because it is realistic and the criminals come after the youngsters while they're on holiday with their parents, which is pretty scary. It is also quite humorous. All the criminals eventually get their come-uppance. The children’s book SMUGGLED DIAMONDS written by Julia Hands (Cambs B.A.Hons) is an exciting, fast-moving illustrated adventure story suitable for both boys and girls. It holds the young reader through a perfectly balanced mixture of detail and action, in a plot both gripping and convincing. The occasionally gently challenging style also makes for a very rewarding book and ideal for teaching or furthering the English language.

    • The Arts
      October 2013

      Let's Make a Difference: We Can Help Orangutans

      by Gabriella Francine with Solara Vayanian

      This fun and colorful book teaches children about the endangered orangutan and helps them develop strategies to contribute to the species' well-being.

    • Children's & YA
      October 2013

      We Love California!

      by Gabriella Francine with Solara Vayanian

      Join Olivia and Avery as they take a make-believe journey through the Golden State to learn more about the history and symbols of California.

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