• 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.

    • 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.

    • The Arts
      December 2013

      Let's Make a Difference: We Can Help Protect Mountain Gorillas

      by Gabriella Francine with Solara Vayanian

      This beautiful book teaches children about mountain gorillas and those that work to protect them.

    • Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)
      April 2015

      Let's Make a Difference: Learning About Our Ocean

      by Gabriella Francine

      This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the ocean and the life contained within it and educates them about ways they can help keep it clean and safe. Full of fun facts and gorgeous pictures, this book is an essential tool for teachers and a pleasurable read for parents to share with their children.

    • Music
      August 2015

      Music Soothes the Soul

      by Matthew Bernstein

      “Music Soothes the Soul” features engaging stories from seventy musicians, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs who show how music can positively impact our lives. These personal narratives demonstrate that music truly is a universal language. “Music Soothes the Soul” reveals the worlds of famous celebrities as well as those who work behind the scenes. Discover how Gene Simmons, Chaka Khan, Dave Wakeling, Riker Lynch, and other artists got their start. Appreciate how nonprofits like Road Recovery and Guitars Not Guns help at-risk youth find emotional strength through making music. Get a peek backstage from musicians who play with Carlos Santana, Beyoncé, and Prince. Learn about performing on reality TV. Music inspired each story and this book tells why. All proceeds from book sales are being donated to the Fender Music Foundation to keep music programs healthy and vibrant across the nation. Music makes a difference in the world, in tangible and intangible ways. Every story shows why music is empowering and powerful, and how it positively can benefit us all.” Foreword by Larry Thomas, Founder of the Fender Music Foundation “Music is a powerful force. The benefits of music run as deep as one’s soul, and it has always taken me to a special place. I’ve been fortunate to spend my life around music, with musicians, instrument-makers, and the blessings of blending a deep passion with a daily job. As a teenager, I learned to play the guitar, and, throughout my life, musical instruments and the sounds they make have fascinated me. Music matters. It is part of the fabric of our culture and an essential part of our lives. Music Soothes the Soul is a must read for anyone who loves music. Matthew Bernstein, at age 17, has interviewed 70 fascinating music leaders from many countries who share a common passion, which is their love of music. In writing this book, Matthew’s goals were to inspire his readers and provide opportunities for children to imagine, create, and express themselves through music.”

    • Children's & YA
      November 2015

      Chocolate Mixer

      by Jason Armstrong

      While making her favorite snack with her Daddy, little Sofia makes an amazing discovery about herself! Her realization changes the way she sees this colorful world. Filled with wonder and questions, Sofia journeys into a world that isn’t just black or white, but a beautiful rainbow of colors. This book is the story of a little girl learning that she is Multiracial. “Chocolate Mixer” addresses the common questions our children may ask about a world filled with different cultures, skin-colors and ways of life, and how even our own parents can look so different from one another.

    • History
      December 2015

      Rembrandt

      The Painter Thinking

      by Ernst van de Wetering

      Even during the artist’s lifetime, contemporary art lovers considered Rembrandt van Rijn to be an exceptional artist. In this revelatory sequel to the acclaimed Rembrandt: The Painter at Work, renowned Rembrandt authority Ernst van de Wetering investigates precisely why the artist, from a very early age, was praised by prominent connoisseurs. He argues that Rembrandt, from his very first endeavors in painting, embarked on a journey past all the foundations of the art of painting that, according to (up till now misinterpretated) contemporary written sources, were considered essential in the seventeenth century. Rembrandt never stopped searching for solutions to the pictorial problems that confronted him; this led over time to radical changes in course that can’t simply be attributed to stylistic evolution or natural development. In a quest as rigorous and novel as the artist’s, Van de Wetering reveals how Rembrandt became the best painter the world had ever seen. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, this groundbreaking exploration reconstructs Rembrandt’s closely guarded theories and methods, shedding new light both on the artist’s exceptional accomplishments and on the practice of painting in the Dutch Golden Age.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2015

      Sweet Rosa

      by Kingsley Osei, David Asimeng

      Sweet Rosa is a picture book which details the brave stance of a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white person on bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks' actions led to the infamous Montgomery bus boycott and helped establish the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bold and courageous act of Ms. Parks, Dr. King and thousands of boycotters and civil rights advocates eventually pushed the Supreme Court to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional, helping to put racial discrimination to rest. This book takes young readers on an historic, illustrious journey through this staple event and how it has forever shaped the racial outlook of equality for adults and children alike in today's society.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)
      September 2014

      Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists

      by Marion Deuchars

      In this imaginative activity book, Marion Deuchars makes learning about art fun. Young readers discover new ways of making art by being introduced to 18 great artists, learning about the methods, materials and ideas that made up their masterpieces and how these can be applied to one's own creations. Grouped into sections by artist, each one unfolds a series of creative projects in drawing, painting, printing and collage based on the artist's own methods and materials. At the end of the book is a series of biographies about each artist providing the background on how they became artistic geniuses. Take your pencil for a walk in the spirit of Paul Klee, experiment with colour and texture like Joan Miró or create your own surrealist-inspired artwork like Salvador Dalí.

    • Art: general interest (Children's/YA)
      August 2011

      Let's Make Some Great Art

      by Marion Deuchars

      In this interactive colouring and activity book, Marion Deuchars takes the broad canvas of ART and fills it with drawings and activities that let you discover what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for you and what it has meant for people through the ages. This book is packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination. You can complete the Mona Lisa's smile, or design your own Jackson Pollock-inspired work with a marble, a tray, some paint and paper. There are step-by-step instructions for how to draw a bird and how to give it an expression, as well a foolproof method for drawing a bicycle. Aimed at children aged eight and older, the emphasis is on fun and making the creation of art a big part of the way you express yourself.

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