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Alice wants her tea party to be perfect. Not silly like the Mad Hatters. No growing or shrinking, or WAIT a MINUTE! Where has the Cheshire Cat gone? And why is everyone upside down? A lift-the-flap and peep-hole adventure!
A story will help, said Umpa. Stories make everything grow.A childs Umpa teaches them to read and to follow the words, out the garden gate and all the way to the sea. Every day is a new adventure. They visit castles in the air, feast with friends and sail away on the rains. But then one day, Umpa isnt there
This incredibly moving tale from acclaimed author-illustrator Victoria Turnbull speaks of the power of books to bring people together, and to help us remember loved ones when theyre no longer with us.
A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Levi Pinfold.When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They tore down the boards over the houses, stepped inside and started to play for this would be the last time that music would be heard in this place. In this astonishing picture book that combines themes of loss, hope and music David Almond pays homage to all musicians, showing the ancient and unstoppable power of creativity.
Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals. Once day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony, he waits and waits but nothing happens! Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree. Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved. A charming story about the important of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!
A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers.There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his.You are mine, Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea
Working for the first time in traditional lithography, world-renowned talent, Oliver Jeffers, combines spectacular art with powerful prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.
This beautiful hardback Ladybird treasury of favourite nursery rhymes is a beautifully illustrated introduction to many well-loved rhymes that are perfect for sharing with young children from 3+.With more than 100 rhymes including favourites such as Three Blind Mice, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, Humpty Dumpty and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, there is a rhyme for everyone in this collection of animal, action, story, food, counting and bedtime rhymes.
This enchanting tale tells the story of a little girl who finds courage and purpose as she transforms an overgrown and neglected garden into a place of beauty, love
and ultimately hope. With stunning illustrations by Katie Rewse, this is a picture book to treasure.
Since the beginning of time, man has felt the need to travel and explore more of the world around him. Some of these expeditions have become fundamental stages in the history of humankind. Little is known, however, of what led certain courageous men to leave, set sail or join wandering caravans, challenging the unknown to go where no one else had ever dared. And little is known about their human journeys, the difficulties they faced in their travels and how this changed their lives. This book tells us of the courage of some exceptional men and women, their success and their fears, of the paths they took and their legacy. To help us along these extraordinary events, the book is full of illustrations, captions and in-depth analyses giving us an original point of view of these stories of explorations.
In the middle of the moonlit night, a firefly is searching for somthing to make him feel more important in the world. Among the trees and the animals of the forest, he learns the value of the little things in life. Read the adorable story of the little firefly and listen to 10 wonderful sounds of nature that will accompany you on this magical tale.
A wonderfully illustrated puzzle book teeming with all kinds of forest creatures to spot, count and match. Find a fox with a frying pan, a squirrel on a swing and many more eye-catching challenges. The intricate illustrations make these seemingly simple puzzles a lot harder than you might think!
Freeze time for a moment around the world and discover an incredible array of events, from a herd of swimming elk in Canada to a nomad leading his camels through the Sahara Desert. The unique 'perpetual format of three books in one takes the reader on a global journey with a difference. The day that appears to be unfolding is occurring all at once
Full of stunning illustrations and incredible facts, My Book of Birds is a glorious celebration of birds. From majestic golden eagles and snowy owls to brilliant red crossbills and puffins to the tiniest of hummingbirds, the book covers them all. Meet cormorants that can dive underwater for up to 30 seconds at a time, and ptarmigans whose feathers turn completely white in winter, so they can blend in with their snowy habitat. Beautifully designed, and with a debossed wibalin cover, this is an ideal gift for bird lovers of all ages! If you've loved Beautiful Birds, or The Genius of Birds, or Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds, then you'll love this. Incredible collage illustrations from Geraldo Valério show a variety of feathered creatures in their natural habitats as they hunt for food, impress their mates, nest and care for their young. The concise, accessible text is ideal for children aged six and above, and provides information ranging from clever techniques for finding food to remarkable physical features to fascinating behaviours. But above all, Geraldo Valério shares his passion for birds in this lovingly created album, inspiring young readers with their beauty and the excitement of discovery.Includes an introduction, glossary, index and sources for further information.
See how nature is connected with this stunning first introduction to the natural world. Presented as an 'information tree', it explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts, exploring the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. This beautiful compendium of the wonders of nature can be enjoyed by all the family and nature lovers of all ages.
From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky. It's a good day for sailing.Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it's a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.Finn's grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He'll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he'll find something he didn't know he was looking for.
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart.Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more!A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best!
Look for Little Mouse and learn about colours, numbers, shapes and opposites as you go with this fun search-and-find book jam-packed full of activities Can you find all 100 things to spot? The perfect introduction to learning important first concepts, young children will love searching for Little Mouse and the cat (plus more!) on each page of this stylish picture book.
A deeply personal and tender story of war, peace and those who are left behind. One hundred years after the war to end all wars, Jackos descendants discover his notebook and the untold stories tucked in its pages."This war is a nightmare that one day I shall wake from and then forget. And if I don't wake, then you shall never know. I don't want you ever to know."No one seems to know where the scruffy tin hat came from just that it is very old, from some war or other long ago. To young Michael and his family it has its uses today: as a childs toy, a feeding bowl for the hens, a hanging basket... Then Michael discovers that it belonged to his great-great-grandfather, Our Jacko, who lost his life at Ypres in 1915. As the boy digs deeper, he finds the young soldier's diary and learns more about his forgotten ancestor husband, father, poet, actor who died so tragically young. And it becomes clear exactly how Our Jacko should be commemorated.
This exuberant celebration of the weird and wonderful world of plants is full of unexpected facts, perfect for budding botanists and armchair art lovers alike. A vibrant, close-up exploration of plants, this colourful book focuses on the extraordinary and unexpected, from the tiny bee orchid to the mighty strangler fig. Looking at plants from across the globe, the specimens featured include carnivorous and poisonous species; plants that provide us with food, materials, or medicine; those that have a special symbiotic relationship with animals or other plants; as well as especially rare or record-breaking species. Among many other awesome plants, discover:Lithops hookeri, the pebble plant that disguises itself as a stone to hide from predators;Nepenthes lowii, the tree shrew toilet pitcher that thrives on nutrients from tree shrew droppings;Drosera rotundifolia, the sundew that digests insects after trapping them with sticky dew-like droplets; andSelaginella lepidophylla, the resurrection plant that can survive for years without any rainwater at all.As you explore these amazing species, gain a foundation of knowledge about the plant kingdom. How do plants get energy? Can plants talk? Why do plants have flowers? Can plants move? Learn how plants get energy and nutrients, how animals and plants work together, how plants can send out chemical messages, and finally, how to protect plants and their habitats. Bursting with colour, theres something new and unexpected to discover on every page of this celebration of fierce and fabulous plants.
I am the song of the dinosaurs, For millions of years my tune filled the air. In the whisper of leaves, caught on the breeze, Travelling unseen, but I was still there.This beautiful die-cut book takes a journey back through time to discover a world where the land, skies and seas were ruled by the dinosaurs
`EACH TASK, EVEN THE MOST COMPLICATED ONE, SHOULD BE STARTED IN THE SIMPLEST WAY' As the daughter of well-known mathematicians, Flora loves to count more than anything in the world. She counts all the things around her, all the animals, grains of sand on the beach and letters in her Dad's newspaper. When Dora looks at the Milky Way, she begins to wonder how to count the mesmerising number of stars. Is it even possible? Is the night sky so full of stars that even all the numbers she knows would not be enough to count them? Dora soon learns that she needs to deal with such a complicated task by starting with the simplest of steps, and who knows, maybe one day, she will achieve her dream.
Get read to through time as the incredible story of human beings unfolds before our very eyes... When did the first humans live? How did humans spread all over the world? How has science and technology changed the way we live? And what will happen to humans in the future? The team behind The Story of Space and The Story of Life present a first book about the human world for very young children, looking at how humans evolved and the history of humanity up to the present day.
The perfect gift for a Christening or first birthday to introduce the smallest readers to the magical world of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter's work reflects her interest in animals, natural history and the environment. She liked to imagine her characters in her favourite, natural places, so she created a special world for Peter Rabbit.Before the full-colour edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Frederick Warne & Co., Potter arranged a private printing of the book with Strangeways & Sons in 1901. It was illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, and it is these illustrations which have been adapted for this special gift edition of the tale.Potter's drawings have been combined with a variety of patterns that take inspiration from the natural world in which the tale is set. The botanical patterns reflect Potter's illustrations, and the soft, natural palette and block-printing effect refers back to the Golden Age of children's illustrated books.
At the edge of the woods, there is a great tree. Peep through the branches and you might just see some little people who stand as tall as your thumb and have heads the size of hazelnuts. Sylvia prefers to be alone rather than play noisy games with the other Tree Keepers. But one day, she finds a baby bird in her favourite hiding place. As Sylvia and the bird become friends, can she learn that sometimes, things are better when you have someone to share them with? This beautiful debut is a tribute to community and friendship.
Our natural world transformsevery day and month and year.But if we don't take time to look, wonders fade and disappear... A first book of nature that encourages young readers to pause and notice when flowers bloom, discover why leaves change colour and learn how birds build intricate nests.
Hot, wet rainforest. What is hidden below your green roof? A steamy shadow-land Of strangle-vines, scrambling for a shaft of light, Lush leaves searching for a glimmer in the gloom... Discover thirteen incredible habitats, from the crystal kingdom Arctic to the dusty savannah and the black-as-space deep sea, in this beautiful tribute to the last wildernesses of our world. Poetic texts bring the habitats to life, while factual information at the back details the danger facing these incredible places.
This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet's wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals that call it home. This captivating book brings the natural world into sharp focus. Beautifully colored and intricately detailed illustrations depict places as exotic and wide-ranging as Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park, Russia's Sikhote-Alin mountain range, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka, Daintree National Park in Australia, the Mexican desert, and China's bamboo forests. The animals that live in these remote places, cleverly hidden in the trees, plants, and flowers, create a marvelous challenge for young readers to find and identify. Each spread contains more than twenty different species including birds, snakes, frogs, iguanas, leopards, tigers, gorillas, pandas, and wolves. The back of the book is filled with additional information about the animals and their habitats. Young readers will find much to discover, explore, and learn in this absorbing celebration of our planet and the amazing creatures we share it with.
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