• 100 Scientists Who Made History
    100 Scientists Who Made History
    From brainy biologists and clever chemists to magnificent mathematicians and pioneering physicists, discover 100 remarkable scientists who shaped our world.Containing a universe of knowledge, 100 Scientists Who Made History tells the story of the people who increased our grasp of almost everything around us. From Aristotle and Rosalind Franklin, to Marie Curie and Brian Cox, get the low down on the people whose thirst for knowledge has shaped the way we live today.With beautiful photography and illustrations, 100 Scientists Who Made History is a fascinating look at the most important scientists and their discoveries. It's the perfect way for kids to meet science's most important people.

    ISBN: 9780241304327
    Publication date: 29/01/2018
    Price: $37.00
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.00
  • 100 Women Who Made History
    100 Women Who Made History
    If you thought that it was a man's world, think again! 100 Women Who Made History is the exciting story of the women who changed the world, from Anne Frank to J.K. Rowling.Meet the most talented and famous women in history, from politics, science, business, and the arts, from exciting entrepreneurs to clever creative. Discover landmark moments in the lives of amazing historical women from Joan of Arc to Marie Curie, up to and including modern game-changers such as Maya Angelou, Angela Merkel, Serena Williams, and Malala Yousafzai. With beautiful photography and fun illustrations, 100 Women Who Made History is a fascinating look at the pioneering and inspiring women in history, from ancient Greece to the present day. 100 Women Who Made History is the perfect book of history for kids aged 8 and up as they discover women who left their mark.

    ISBN: 9780241257241
    Publication date: 30/01/2017
    Price: $37.00
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.00
  • Adventures of Tupaia
    Adventures of Tupaia
    Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter.

    Written in dramatic prose and verse by Courtney Sina Meredith and stunningly illustrated in graphic style by Mat Tait, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

    ISBN: 9781988547145
    Publication date: 17/09/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Meredith, Courtney Sina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Adventures on Earth
    Adventures on Earth
    The wonderful graphic illustrator Simon Tyler is back with a book all about the extremes of our planet - and the people who venture there.

    Following on from the magnificent Adventures in Space, comes a compendium on a topic closer to home - our planet, the Earth. Learn about the highest and deepest, hottest and coldest places on Earth - travel to the extremes of our environment. Discover the world's most wild terrain - deserts, mountains, volcanoes, rivers, jungles, oceans, the polar regions and more - as well as the animals that live there and the people who have explored them. Find out how these regions are under threat from global warming and other issues, and learn what we can do to conserve them.

    Bursting with information and illustrated in bold and colourful graphics, this book will grab the attention of all avid explorers - big and small.

    ISBN: 9781843654278
    Publication date: 19/08/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Tyler, Simon
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Alan Turing
    Alan Turing
    In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Alan Turing, the genius code cracker and father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Alan grew up in England, where his best friends were numbers and a little boy called Christopher. When his young friend died, Alan retreated to the world of numbers and codes, where he discovered how to crack the code of the Nazi Enigma machine. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant mathematicians life.
    Little People, Big Dreams is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats.

    ISBN: 9780711246775
    Publication date: 31/03/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Little People, BIG DREAMS
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Alphamaniacs
    Alphamaniacs
    Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport. Step right up and read the genuine stories of writers so intoxicated by the shapes and sound of language that they collected, dissected, and constructed verbal wonders of the most extraordinary kind. Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs by blinking his left eyelid, unable to move the rest of his body. Frederic Cassidy was obsessed with the language of place, and after posing hundreds of questions to folks all over the United States, amassed (among other things) 176 words for dust bunnies. Georges Perec wrote a novel without using the letter e (so well that at least one reviewer didn't notice its absence), then followed with a novella in which e was the only vowel. A love letter to all those who love words, language, writing, writers, and stories, Alphamaniacs is a stunningly illustrated collection of mini-biographies about the most daring and peculiar of writers and their audacious, courageous, temerarious way with words.

    ISBN: 9780763690663
    Publication date: 01/05/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Fleischman, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Amazing Women: Discover Inspiring Life Stories
    Amazing Women: Discover Inspiring Life Stories
    DK Reader Amazing Women is a close-up look at the lives of extraordinary women from the past and present, from Cleopatra to Michelle Obama.

    DK's innovative range of levelled readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will love reading. DK Reader Amazing Women is a level 4 reader, Reading Alone, offering a delightful narrative for young children to encourage an interest in and desire to read. Simple sentences are used with an emphasis on frequently used words with strong visual clues and labels introducing and reinforcing vocabulary.

    Explore the world of extraordinary women with DK Reader Amazing Women, packed with facts kids will love reading.

    ISBN: 9780241282694
    Publication date: 30/01/2017
    Price: $15.99
    Author: DK Read L4 Reading Alone
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $15.99
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart was a superstar of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s and a pioneer of women's rights. Her disappearance in 1937, while attempting to fly around the world, remains an unsolved mystery.

    From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

    ISBN: 9781786271594
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Little Guides to Great Lives
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    Discover the inspiring story of Amelia Earhart - the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean - in this fascinating kids' biography. Amelia Earhart is one of the world's most famous aviators in the history of flight and a role model for women everywhere. Follow the story of this trailblazing pilot - from her childhood adventures in Kansas, USA, to her around-the-world-flight in 1937, which ended in her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific Ocean.

    This biography book for kids ages 8-11 charts the major events of Amelia's life, including buying her first plane (a bright yellow bi-plane that she named "The Canary"), gaining her pilot's licence in 1923, becoming the first female air passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, and becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932, earning her the nickname "Queen of the Air". The story of a true feminist icon, DK Life Stories- Amelia Earhart is the gripping tale of a determined woman who broke the rules and followed her dreams skywards.

    This new kids' biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting and inspiring people. Full-colour photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate, narrative text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes DK Life Stories the one biography series everyone will want to collect.

    ISBN: 9780241411551
    Publication date: 04/02/2020
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Life Stories
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $15.99
  • Amundsen's Way
    Amundsen's Way
    But how will history view Roald Amundsen? he wonders to himself. Will I be remembered for my dedication, my discipline, my daring deeds? Or only for my deception?

    Roald Amundsen - hero or villain? Amundsen's South Polar conquest is an extraordinary tale that combines risk, intrigue and personal conflict. A man of striking intelligence and a single-minded thirst for world records, Amundsen's astute planning and shrewd strategy propelled him into first place. Such a man, with everything to lose, will stop at nothing to secure his goal. His story is a testament to utter brilliance and ruthlessness.

    From the author of the highly acclaimed Into the White, and full of life-threatening challenges, deception, disappointments and triumph, Amundsen's Way is an adventure story in the purest sense.

    Teacher's notes available.

    ISBN: 9781760637668
    Publication date: 06/05/2019
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Grochowicz, Joanna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Anna and Sami The True Story of Saving a Black Rhino
    Anna and Sami The True Story of Saving a Black Rhino
    From Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Paul Meisel comes Anna & Samia, the true story of a wildlife conservationist and the baby rhinoceros she adopts.

    When infant rhino Samia finds herself all alone in the vast Kenyan rhino sanctuary, conservationist Anna Merz knows just what to do. Little by little, she helps Samia feel warm and at home, snuggling with the black rhino in her bed, deciphering every snort and eek, and giving Samia baths to keep her clean.

    Each step Anna takes is meant to help Samia get closer to becoming independent. But the bond between Samia and Anna is so strong that Samia may not want to leave, even when she's ready. Can Samia learn to explore the sanctuary on her own?

    Here is a heartfelt true story about love, growing up, and letting go.

    ISBN: 9780374305772
    Publication date: 15/10/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Meisel, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Anne Frank
    Anne Frank
    Anne Frank's diary telling the story of her years in hiding from the Nazis has affected millions of people. But what was she like as a small girl, at home with her family and friends; at play and at school? And how did an ordinary little girl come to live such an extraordinary and tragically short life? In the first half of the book we meet Anne as a small child growing up with her family in Germany. Then we follow her flight to Holland to escape the Nazis; the German invasion and the gradual isolation, then outright persecution of the Jewish population which forces the family into hiding; the years in the Secret Annex; and her last heart-breaking journey.

    ISBN: 9780099409762
    Edition: RI
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Poole, Josephine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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