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Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

By Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter
Authors:
Ben Brooks
Illustrated by:
Quinton Winter
Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow? This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go. Following the runaway success of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true. Like Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, this is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and inspirational book of amazing stories of amazing people, that will delight sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, and give them the courage to be themselves.
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Are You Smarter Than Your Kid?

You've watched the show. You've marvelled at the jaw-dropping genius of the mini Mensa minds. You've seen the parents biting their nails from the sidelines. Well, now it's your turn to take your place on the podium and discover once and for all: will YOU make the cut and be crowned Child Genius? Are You Smarter Than Your Kid? is the Child Genius family test book you've been waiting for. Go head to head with your children, nieces and nephews to find out who has what it takes to make it through the nerve-shredding pressure and tough mental combat required to win the quiz of all quizzes. Packed full of challenging questions that will take you to the limit, as well as 'did you know' info-boxes on memory tricks, tips for the best brain food, ways to get your nerves under control and Mensa's 17 signs of a child genius, this is the ultimate guide to the secrets every genius needs to know. This is your chance to put your family to the test like never before and find out who is the real brainiac of the family.Quizzes include: Spelling and Comprehension; Linguistic Memory; Maths; Memory Challenge; History; Science; General Knowledge; Logic and Reasoning; Advanced language; The Sudden Death Challenge; and more!
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

By Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter
Authors:
Ben Brooks
Illustrated by:
Quinton Winter
***SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER***'This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different.' Benjamin ZephaniahDaniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Grayson Perry, Louis Braille, Lionel Messi, King George VI, Jamie Oliver... all dared to be different.Prince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity.But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress?There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dalí, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.A beautiful and transporting book packed with stories of adventure and wonderment, it will appeal to those who need the courage to reject peer pressure and go against the grain. It is the must-have book for all those boys who worry about stuff and all those parents who worry about their boys who worry about stuff. It will educate and entertain, while also encourage and inspire.
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Dinosaurs

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50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Science

By Penny Johnson
Authors:
Penny Johnson
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50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know About Maths

By Anne Rooney
Authors:
Anne Rooney
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Voyage Into The Deep

By Sally Morgan
Authors:
Sally Morgan
Join us on an amazing underwater safari from warm equatorial waters to the ice-bound polar seas; from the sandy beaches and rocky shores where the sea meets the land to the unexplored depths of the ocean floor. Along the way you will meet an astonishing array of creatures, from Leafy Seadragons and Longsnout Sea Horses to Dusky Dolphins and Wobbegongs. As we descend further beneath the waves, you will encounter some of the ocean's most fearsome predators: the Blackfin barracuda, the Great White Shark and the Portuguese Man o' War as well as the Blue Whale - the biggest animal ever to have lived on Earth. Finally, at the very bottom of the ocean floor, some 11,000 metres beneath the surface, you will explore an alien world of nightmarish fangs and fluorescence and discover the jaw-dropping variety of lifeforms that inhabit this extreme environment. Voyage Into the Deep allows you to see these astonishing animals in dramatic detail. Data streams, digital readouts and unique graphic interfaces provide the very latest information about the natural history of each animal as well as the deadly hazards that that lurk in the depths and how to avoid them. Specifically designed and written for children aged 8+ years; printed in dramatic over-sized format and packed with more than 80 spectacular images, Voyage Into the Deep is quite simply the biggest, best and most exciting undersea book ever published.
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Who Am I?

By Anthony Adolph
Authors:
Anthony Adolph
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Voyage Across the Cosmos

By Giles Sparrow
Authors:
Giles Sparrow
Join us on the most amazing voyage imaginable: travel over 13.7-billion light years and experience the awesome sights, spectacles and breathtaking scale of the cosmos.Along the way you will visit planets, moons, asteroids, stars, nebulae, white dwarfs, black holes, dark matter and other phenomena that populate the heavens. Data streams, digital readouts and unique graphic interfaces, such as 'Image Enhance', 'Atmosphere Analysis' and 'Surface Detail' provide intrepid cosmic voyagers with a wealth of facts, information and data about all the celestial bodies they encounter - as well as some of the deadly hazards that lurk in outer space and how to avoid them.Printed in dramatic over-sized format and packed with more than 300 of science's most spectacular photographs, Across the Cosmos is quite simply the biggest, best and most exciting children's space book ever published.Across the Cosmos is specifically designed and written for children aged 7+ years. The sections are:Across the Solar SystemThrough the Milky WayBeyond our Galaxy
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The Teenager's Guide to Money

By Jonathan Self
Authors:
Jonathan Self
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