New York Times bestselling author Eliot Schrefer introduces a delightful and dynamic animal duo in a race against time to save a polar bear cub in the first book...
In 1804 the first steam train set out on a nine mile journey. Within 50 years, there were 6,000 miles of railway across the country. Discover who was behind this revolution and how it transformed Victorian England.
When Rosalind is banished to the forest by her uncle it goes without saying that her cousin Celia will go with her. But their new life gets slightly complicated, when, disguised as boys, they meet real boys, who they’d quite like to live happily ever after with! How to reveal who they really are, without losing the people they love?
Relive Shakespeare’s epic tale of courage and heroism in this powerful retelling by Jan-Andrew Henderson. Is King Henry V strong enough to bring together his kingdom while under siege in France? And where does his loyalty as king, really lie?
Every map tells a story and makes spaces, ideas, and events easier to understand. Where are you? Let’s find out!
From the first planes to modern spacecraft, follow the women who had the courage, grit and determination to conquer the skies!
This scrapbook tells the story of a Forest School year. Each week in Forest School the children visit Barrowswold Forest and record their adventures throughout the changing seasons. They have fun climbing trees, making things and exploring – and they also learn a lot about the animals, plants and environment around them!
When the British public voted for their top ten Britons, they included a writer, musician, campaigner, engineer and politician in the list. What do they all have in common? Find out what it takes to be a Great Briton.
Find out all about two ground breaking figures in medicine – Elizabeth Blackwell and Elizabeth Garret Anderson, two women who fought to become doctors in the early 1800s. What was life like for women in the early nineteenth century, what obstacles did both women come up against and ultimately how did they succeed?
When the Roman Emperor Claudius invaded in 43 AD, life for people in Britain changed – a lot! This book will show you how people in Roman Britain lived, travelled, ate, dressed and even washed themselves. You’ll also find out why the Romans came to Britain in the first place – and why they had to leave in the end.
A wonderful collection of creation stories from Australia, telling how the koala lost his tail, the kangaroo got her pouch, as well as how the birds got their colours.
Get ready to meet a small boy with a big talent! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composing music and travelling the world to perform for kings and emperors when he was only eight years old. This is his story.
Join the experts on their field trip and discover how the rocks, fossils and soils are a vital part of our planet.
What’s it really like to live in an earthquake zone and how do people know when one’s about to happen? Explore where and why earthquakes take place and what to do when one strikes.
Follow the journey of a polar bear from cub to adulthood to find out how they reach the top of the Arctic food chain and survive in the frozen north.
They came in their longships from Scandinavia, stealing gold and spreading fear. From fighting to settling, this is the story of how Vikings shaped the history of Britain as we know it.
How do we measure time, and where does it come from? How do clocks work – and what happened before they were invented? Find out the fascinating answers inside.
During the First World War, the British War Dog School was set up. Find out how it trained dogs to carry messages along the trenches, helping the war effort and saving lives.
The Ancient Greeks had big ideas, made unusual discoveries and created brilliant inventions. Find out what it was like to be Greek thousands of years ago, and how Ancient Greek culture has shaped the way we live our lives today.
This adventure story recounts the first round-world voyage of Tudor explorer Sir Francis Drake through the eyes of Dickon, a lame stowaway, who goes on to become Drake's cabin boy and personal hero. Readers learn about the harsh life that sailors in Tudor times experienced as they coped with storms, mutinies and illness on board ship.