Jenny and her grandfather are toshers. They survive by finding things in the sewer - anything they can sell, and they can sell almost anything. It's a horrible life, but they are managing. Until the building of the London Underground Railway destroys huge parts of the slums and takes away even their meagre home. Fascinating story of the human cost of the Underground.
Amaze your friends (and annoy your enemies) with your expert knowledge of a massive range of subjects! Instant Expert takes the hottest topics for ages 12+ and turns readers from novices into knowledge-gurus. Jam-packed with information, each book offers practical, hands-on advice from insiders - people who know the subject best. Want to know how to stop your bike's brakes squealing? The best compound wheels to use for ramp skating? Or how to defend yourself if you are attacked? Instant Expert guides will show you how. Illustrated ... read more
Did you know there was once a beaver that was two metres long? That the elephant-bird really did exist? And that the dodo once had a life beyond the pages of Alice in Wonderland? Have you heard of the megatherium, the glyptodon or the tratratratra? Through legend and mythology, anecdotes and scientific facts, the authors tell fascinating stories of the strange animals that disappeared before our time. The book is a tragicomedy, and a mine of information for everyone interested in the animal world.
Discover 1000s of new and classic records in GWR 2012. Get on your marks for the London Olympics and marvel at the International Space Station. See over 900 new eye-popping photos, watch 30 Records come alive with Augmented Reality technology, discover hundreds of bite-sized facts and a stunning 3D jacket design in one amazing
This title features 12 adrenaline packed stories, told in the first person. It is suitable for children aged 9-12 years old. What is it like to reach the top of the world's tallest mountain? To survive a shark attack? To fly with the US Air Force Thunderbirds? To find out, Jeff Belanger conducted interviews with twelve ordinary people who just happened to do extraordinary things and turned the interviews into adrenaline-packed, thrilling stories told in the first person voices of the interviewees.
Reviewed by a paediatrician and a health education curriculum expert, each title in this series focuses on a different component of staying healthy. The topics include physical, behavioural and emotional aspects of health, giving kids friendly yet instructive advice, alongwith fun activities and questions to keep readers engaged.
This work is a series of eye-opening profiles and stories about women as warriors, from a Roman empress to an Irish pirate, from a woman samurai to a Russian fighter pilot in World War II. Psst! It's true! This is the best book on warrior women you'll ever read! Warning: This is not a book about saints or do-gooders. This is a book about lying, cheating, bullying, murdering, vengeful women. They murdered their husbands, executed their enemies and stole whole countries from their rivals. Read this book to find out about legendar... read more
This work lets you discover where a three-headed turtle was discovered in 1999, where the first toothbrush was invented, which country has summer as the only season and where you can buy square watermelons! It is guaranteed to have young readers hooked for hours.
This title presents the unexplained, the unreal, the unusual, the unthinkable, the undead - now in paperback. Let your child in on some incredible truths about mind-boggling confidential secrets and conspiracy theories 'they' don't want anyone to know about. From where the Bermuda Triangle is, whether alien abductions actually happen, and the truth about crop circles your child will explore lost worlds, unravel secret codes, marvel at mysterious places and meet spooks, spies, secret keepers and scandal makers of the world. A behind... read more
Explore the city at the heart of the ancient Roman Empire with Iliona, a Greek girl captured by pirates and sold into slavery. The year is AD 102 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. Apart from her beloved diary, she hasn't a friend in the world...But the family she works for are not unkind, and as Iliona begins to make friends and look around her, she discovers that the teeming city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place. Through Iliona's eyes, watch the Roman army return in... read more
Step back 3,000 years in time with the fascinating journal of Nakht, a young scribe. The year is 1465 BC and Nakht's family is moving from their village to Memphis, where his father has just become an important scribe. With Nakht, we explore this bustling Egyptian city: visiting the craftsmen's workshops and the shipyards; watching a burial ritual; and, learning how the land is farmed, how houses are built and how to fish and hunt. Most thrilling of all, he and his sister, Tamyt, witness a tomb robbery in the pyramids, and end up m... read more
These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story.
Enter the world of the most heroic, brutal and fearsome fighters of all time. Packed with fascinating facts, famous warrior profiles and amazing artwork, learn all about the devious tactics, wicked weapons and courageous battles fought by warriors. Profiles and fascinating facts about the world's most famous warriors A mix of digital and traditional artwork High-quality, detailed photographs of weapons and armour Facts written and checked by experts Contents, glossary and index Matt and spot uv on every cover
An original and compelling account of life in a medieval castle, under siege. Based on the real life siege of Chateau Gaillard in France and complete with detailed full-page gatefolds and small 'diary' booklets, this combination of fictional narrative and historical fact helps to bring history to life in an engaging and authentic way.
You're about to discover that the Romans were truly gory. This book is full of lying, cheating, stabbing, vomiting and general bad behaviour. There are severed heads on spears, messy massacres and streets flowing with blood. Find out who threw mud, who wore a purple toga and who was just plain crazy! Ages 8+.