A curriculum-supportive Primary World Atlas for children aged 7-11 years (Key Stage 2). Designed for use in the classroom or at home, this revised edition includes informative politically coloured reference mapping of all major world regions. * This primary world atlas provides an introduction to mapping of the UK, Europe and all major regions of the world. It includes information on map reading skills, the meaning of scale and measuring distances. * The reference maps are informative, politically coloured, and easy to read with na... read more
An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate Key Stage 3 students in geographical and mapping skills. * Previously published as the award winning Collins Foundation World Atlas the Collins School Atlas has been revised and extended. It features 96 pages of clear, easy to read maps, satellite images, an atlas skills section and hundreds of statistics. * This introductory atlas for secondary school students aged 11-14 is designed to help students develop map, atlas and data handling skills. ... read more
This is a guide to riding and pony care for complete beginners to experienced riders. It describes everything from how to clean a saddle to what to do if a horse bolts, from preparing for a country ride to facing the challenge of a three-day event. Stunning photography, detailed illustrations and clear text combine to provide an inspirational guide to this exhilarating world.
Discover the extraordinary animals and plants found on the fantastical island of Neverbelieve in this exquisitely illustrated gift book by world-renowned artist, Norman Messenger. On setting foot on the island I was immediately spellbound. There could be nowhere else on Earth quite like this. Such trees, plants, creatures and intriguing people you would never believe. This was a place I had to explore and record... When Norman Messenger stumbled upon the Island of Neverbelieve, he couldn't quite believe his ... read more
In "Do Igloos Have Loos?" Mitch Symons, the revolting reference expert, answers burning questions such as: How do you get out of quicksand? Why does your skin get wrinkly if you stay too long in the bath? Is your right foot really clever? And, crucial for everyone likely to get caught short in the Arctic, 'Do igloos have loos?'
Ever wondered how bubbles get into fizzy drinks? Or how we know what the dinosaurs looked like? And just how many ants can an anteater eat? This book answers a wide range of 'how' questions. It features artworks that help explain the answers, allowing children to build up their knowledge on a variety of subjects.
A young children's introduction to some of the world's most famous artworks. Paintings have been especially chosen to appeal to this age group and each is accompanied by interesting facts about the artist and the ways in which they worked.'Try it yourself' sections suggest ways in which children can experiment with different mediums and techniques.
Introducing Pixel Sticker Art, the 21st-century phenomenon that has won a cult following. This complete, all-you-need book shows you how to make 50 incredible pixel art pictures, and includes all the peel-off sticky squares you need to complete them. Pixel sticker art pictures are made by placing sticky squares onto a pre-set grid guide. The guide also tells you how many squares of each colour you will need for each image. Includes images of aliens, dinosaurs, monsters, cartoons, superheroes, symbols, patterns and animals. Over 300... read more
The Game of Sculpture is the first interactive book of its kind on sculpture. It encourages children to use their creativity and experiment by adding other materials to the sculpture: a pen, wrapping paper or even a toilet roll. Fun for sharing, and the family, and a perfect gift for every child.
This is a charmingly simple introduction to some of the world's greatest works of art and when they were made - from the first cave paintings to modern masterpieces. It is produced in association with the National Gallery, London. It features over 140 stickers of paintings and other works of art to place on the pages. It is packed with fascinating facts and stories about the pictures and the artists who made them, plus internet links to find out more. It is arranged by period, including a timeline for reference. It features over 70... read more
Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists. The mission Smith proposes? 'To document and observe the world around you. As if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.' Wi... read more
Heather Arnold provides a comprehensive guide to drawing and painting NZ birds such as the kiwi, the kingfisher, the NZ pigeon and the kakapo from start to finish in pencil and paint mediums. The introductory matter covers materials, drawing skills, techniques and a section on light. Each section gives step-by-step instructions, as well as tips on how to render particular techniques.
Brownlie, Nathan, Tremain, Mourie, Kirkpatrick, Jones, Kronfeld... all products of rugby union's greatest loose forward factory. Now, though, a name stands alone. Richie McCaw has rightly taken his place at the top of tree - the greatest flanker ever to represent New Zealand and, on sheer results, the greatest captain international rugby has ever known. After the All Blacks' all-conquering 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign, McCaw has surged past South Africa's John Smit as the 'winningest' international captain in the history of test r... read more
Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan. On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him t... read more
A literary portrait of New Zealand's best-loved children's author Margaret Mahy's death on 23 July 2012 brought forth an unprecedented outpouring of grief and heartfelt tributes from around New Zealand and the world. Her passing at 76 was breaking news in the media, unstoppable through the social networks, noted by political leaders in Parliament and by children in classrooms throughout the country. Celebrated as a member of the Order of New Zealand (the country's highest civil honour), twice honorary Doctor of Letters and twice wi... read more
Betty Gilderdale’s story is as diverse as it is long. She is one of our foremost writers and researchers in the world of children’s literature and has been influential in the New Zealand literary scene for many years, yet she was born and brought up in London. She tells her story in two parts: the early years in England – childhood, living through the Second World War, learning Morse code and working at Cable & Wirelesss during the war, university and meeting her future husband, Alan – to the move to New... read more
Join the UK's hottest new boyband on their rollercoaster ride to superstardom, with the follow-up to the Number 1 bestselling book One Direction: Forever Young: Our Official X Factor Story. In 2010 they were just five normal boys, who didn't even know each other, dreaming of being up on stage, with fans screaming their names...so much has happened for One Direction since then! Following their huge success on The X Factor, and the hysteria they caused wherever they went on The X Factor tour, One Direction are quickly becoming the UK... read more
The children are brought up to respect nature, their horses and each other. Regardless of their lack of material wealth, they never lose sight of the magic in everyday tasks - collecting eggs, helping their dad to break in horses, or hunting and preparing food for their family. Untamed and unafraid, the idea of risk is alien to them. To see then seven-year-old Aurora expertly ride a massive stallion bareback with no more than a rope halter asks us to re-examine our ideas of what children are capable of. With its genesis in the mul... read more
New Zealanders in all walks of life need to have a basic knowledge about the Treaty of Waitangi. But gaining an understanding of the Treaty is not an easy matter, with information mostly available through text books.
The Treaty of Waitangi answers that need with a short, balanced introduction to the nation's founding document. In plain language it covers the events leading up to the treaty, the treaty signing itself and what has happened since.
Also included is information on the key personalities, a wealth of i... read more
A child listens to Koro and Grandma as they weave a tale about the life and times of the ancient puriri tree Taketakerau, the settlement and development of New Zealand, and world events that happened over the last 2000 years.
Taketakerau still lives in a fine stand of native bush in the Hukutaia Domain, ten kilometres inland from Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Silent night. Deep in a lonely forest, the wind moans softly. Tall trees creak. Leaves rustle. Eerie clouds soar across the stars. Wide eyes blink... read more