• Children's & young adult reference material
      April 2016

      Kings & Queens of England and Scotland

      by Pamela Egan

      This fascinating, full-colour book illustrates and describes all the English monarchs since William the Conqueror and all the Scottish monarchs since Robert the Bruce, right up to Queen Elizabeth II. Each spread features a family tree together with biographies of the monarchs and a description of key events of the period. An A3 pull-out poster shows a continuous timeline of all the monarchs in succession, along with the dates of each one’s reign.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2016

      Castles and Forts

      by Miriam Moss

      POINTERS is an exciting range of information books with beautiful illustrations and engaging text. From the earliest times, people gathered into fortified camps for protection against enemies. These forts developed into castles, some of which were magnificient and beautiful homes. This book looks at famous forts and castles around the world, including Iron Age hill forts, Norman keeps and medieval castles, and describes what life was like for the people that lived there.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2016

      Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

      Investigate and Understand

      by Neil Curtis

      Investigate the world of rocks, minerals and fossils with this beautifully illustrated book. Our planet is made of rocks, which in turn are composed of minerals. Find out how different kinds of rocks and minerals are made and how they are used. Discover how fossils formed and the best places to look for them. ‘Spotlight’ illustrations at the bottom of every page encourage readers to look out for easy-to-find rocks and minerals that can be seen in museums or in the countryside.

    • Reference works (Children's/YA)

      Politics and Democracy

      by Tim Cooke

      What is a country? Why do we vote? When was money invented? This fascinating series asks and answers some big questions about the ideas that shape our world. A witty design and colourful infographics help bring each topic to life. Each book provides a snapshot of how things work around the world today.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      August 2015

      Aircraft

      by Tom Jackson

      From the first hot air balloons to military supercraft, trace the evolution of technology's hottest topic - man's never ending quest to fly. A host of famous flying machines throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make aircraft such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the jet engine and wing shapes and also explains what happens in a sonic boom and how thrust, gravity lift and weight are all crucial to flight to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      August 2015

      Car

      by Tom Jackson

      From ancient Egyptian chariots to sleek modern supercars, trace the evolution of our never ending quest for speed. A host of famous vehicles throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make the car such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the four-stroke engine, crash-testing and satellite navigation to give a rounded picture of this amazing machine. Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      August 2015

      Digital Technology

      by Tom Jackson

      From simple abacuses to today's supercomputers, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things digital and computer-related. A host of famous (and not so famous) computing machines throughout history, from early steam-powered computing machines and code breaking machines used during World War II to the development of the world wide web, wireless technology, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make computers such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines. Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      August 2015

      Music Technology

      by Tom Jackson

      From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      August 2015

      Spacecraft

      by Tom Jackson

      From early rockets to missions to Mars, trace the evolution of technology's most adventurous topic - man's never-ending fascination with outer space. A host of famous spacecraft throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make space exploration such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the reusable rockets, pioneering animals that paved the way for humans to enter space and also explains the SPace Race, space stations and probes and missions to other planets to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      August 2015

      Telephones and Mobiles

      by Tom Jackson

      From early forms of communication, such as the telegraph, and morse code to today's super-fast communications through the internet, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things telephone-related. A host of communication devices and telephones technologies, such as how wires are used and why vibrations are important, to wireless mobile phones and sending digital images and sounds via smartphones, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make telephones such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Mary Cassatt

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Mary Cassatt, including an examination of paintings such as The Child's Bath, Young Woman Sewing in a Garden, The Letter, The Omnibus, At the Opera, Family Group Reading and The Boat Party. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cassatt used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of her life, information on museums and galleries where her work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Mary Cassatt. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Paul Cézanne

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Paul Cézanne, including an examination of paintings such as The Château of Médan, The Card Players, The Lake of Annecy, The House of the Hanged Man, Mont Sainte-Victoire, Still-Life with Apples and Oranges and Woman with a Coffee Pot. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cézanne used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Paul Cézanne. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Vincent van Gogh

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Vincent van Gogh, including an examination of paintings such as Sunflowers, Starry Night, The Artist's Bedroom in Arles, The Night Café, The Potato Eaters, Portrait of Père Tanguy and Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that van Gogh used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Vincent van Gogh. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Edouard Manet

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Edouard Manet, including an examination of paintings such as Music in the Tuileries Gardens, Monet in his Floating Studio, Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Gare Saint-Lazare, Portrait of Emile Zola and The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Manet used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Edouard Manet. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Georges Seurat

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Georges Seurat, including an examination of paintings such as Bathers at Asnieres, Circus Sideshow, Young Woman Powdering Herself, Le Chahut, A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, The Circus and The 'Maria', Honfleur. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Seurat used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Georges Seurat. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      September 2014

      Leonardo da Vinci

      by Iain Zaczek

      This title looks at the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, including an examination of paintings such as The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine, Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and The Virgin of the Rocks. It looks at the techniques and colour palette da Vinci used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Leonardo da Vinci. In The Picture With is an introduction to the lives and works of great painters. Along with telling the life story of these artists, it examines the techniques behind their paintings, from the best-known to the less familiar works of art.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2015

      Greeks

      Investigate and Understand

      by Charles Freeman

      The ancient Greeks were one of the most inventive peoples in history. From the building of their extraordinary temples to ideas about democracy, philosophy and science this beautifully illustrated book takes you into the world of the ancient Greeks.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2015

      Romans

      Investigate and Understand

      by John Haywood

      The Roman Empire was one of the largest empires in world history and it still has influence today. Find out more about this important civilization – from its well-organized army to the everyday life of labourers. High-quality, full-colour artworks bring the world of the ancient Romans to life.

    • Children's & young adult reference material
      March 2015

      Vikings

      Investigate and Understand

      by Neil Grant

      Once the most powerful people in Europe, the Vikings are known as fierce warriors. But most Vikings were farmers and landowners, and their search for land and trade led them to distant regions and made them well-travelled explorers. Read about the world of the Vikings in this beautiful book.

    • Reference works (Children's/YA)
      January 2016

      The Story of the Earth

      by Tim Harris

      Hundreds of superb colour artworks chart the history of our planet, examine the forces that shape it daily and explore its diversity of environments, animals and plants. Subjects include prehistoric life, the workings of the water cycle and the role of humans in taming and changing the planet. Each artwork is fully captioned to provide concise information about the subject.

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