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Tracey Turner has written more than 50 books for children. As well as the Hard Nuts series, she has written the Comic Strip History of the World and other Comic Strip titles, and the Lost series of choose-your-own adventure books. Tracey lives in Bath.
‘‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring … except for one mouse.’ Tracey Turner takes the opening lines of Clement C Moore’s Christmas classic and reimagines it with a cheerful, red-suited mouse taking Santa’s part. As the other little mice doze, dreaming of cheesecake, he takes to the skies in a sleigh pulled by beetles. Squeezing through a crack in the wall of the mouse hole he distributes presents, filling the little mice stockings with toys and crackers and plenty of cheese before flying off into the night with the traditional ‘Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!’ Jenny Løvlie’s illustrations are thoroughly charming, from the opening image of the little mice asleep in their cosy matchbox beds, to the friendly little beetles (‘On Stiggy! On, Twiggy! On, Scatter and Skitter!’) and the final image of the sleigh silhouetted against the moon. A magical twist on an old favourite, delightful to read aloud and full of Christmas spirit.
First Names is a series of fun, lively and highly illustrated biographies that introduces some truly amazing individuals who lived incredible lives, to an audience of young readers. And Elon Musk is definitely one to watch - he's a multi-billionaire, mega-brain entrepreneur who's building the world's biggest space rocket and some awesome electric cars too. And those are just a couple of Mr Musk's many projects. Find out what drove him to shovel gloop, how parties helped fund his college years and why he wants to move millions of people to Mars. Get to know Elon on first name terms!
This joke book is full of side-splittingly hilarious jokes and fascinating facts about civilisations found in the British Museum. Full of bite-size facts about amazing ancient worlds and jokes that will have you howling, Maurice the Museum Mouse's comical collection is just as entertaining as the British Museum's own collection.
May 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month What a great, fun way to get a young mind enthused in history. Read all about history's toughest kings and queens. Who were the most ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid monarchs from throughout history. You will find it chock full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite-sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. These and many more Fascinating Facts can be found in Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens 1. Which King of England had 6 wives and had more than 50,000 heads chopped off during his reign? 2. Montezuma II was ruler of which South American people? 3. Mary I in the 16th century was also known by which nickname? 4. Which Queen in the 16th century fought the Spanish and won? 5. What was the name of the French duke who invaded England in 1066? 6. What battle happened in 1066? 7. Who remains one of the most famous warrior queens over 2000 years one? 8. Who was the first female ruler of ancient Egypt? 1.HENRY VIII, 2.THE AZTECS, 3.BLOODY MARY, 4.ELIZABETH I, 5.WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, 6.BATTLE OF HASTINGS, 7.BOUDICA 8.HATSHEPSUT
Find out all the really important things about the First World War with this brilliant book of questions and answers on World War One in association with Imperial War Museums which was founded during World War One to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.
Fun for all readers, this is an excellent, accessible, highly illustrated and hugely entertaining introduction to the most famous Greek myths which have delighted listeners for centuries. No punches are pulled as the stories are told and their meanings are easy to understand from clues given in both text and illustrations. There is a useful Who’s Who of mythical monsters and gods at the beginning which provides a handy reference to the intricate relationships within the stories as they unfold. The LoveReading Comment: Murder, revenge, war, monsters, shipwreck, large wooden horses . . . the Greeks did it all first. It’s always extremely handy to know about Greek myths. Not only are they everywhere – books, films, language, the collective subconscious – it will also make you look clever. Now from Jason and the Argonauts to Helen of Troy (via Achilles’ Heel), all the essential myths – plus a few brilliant but less well-known ones – have been condensed in one hilarious volume. Featuring eye-gouging, baby-eating, liver-pecking and wooden horses, these are some of the most exciting and satisfying tales ever told . . . from the stories that created Heroes, invented Amazons, and brought you the Cyclops, centaurs and ladies with snakes in their hair. Just click here to view the other titles in the brilliantly comic ‘Comic Strip’ series, perfect for anyone from 8 to 80.
Mankind has always been fascinated by space - prehistoric man built temples to honour the moon and sun, early civilisations developed theories about what went on up there, and scientists and philosophers from Pythagoras to Copernicus have been drawn to it ever since. Our obsession has led us in to space itself. Not to mention the numerous amazing books, films and UFO 'experiences'. Everything there is to know about space is here. With pictures. It's very very funny.
Attractively produced, this is a neat pocket book stuffed full of extraordinary facts about all kinds of unusual things. Set against a background of strong photographic images, the sections in this book cover many things including Weird Encounters, Weird Behaviour and Weird Science. An index helps readers find their way to the details of the specific topics they want to delve into. Lovereading comment: Whitaker’s World of Weird is an irresistible, interactive guide to the world’s weirdest phenomena, facts and figures. Every spread reveals a new surprise, including weird things to make and do, from divination to levitating your arms. The text is arranged in short, punchy sections and quirky design features add an extra layer of intrigue.
Everything important that’s happened in the world – in pictures, brilliant! Lovereading comment: If you’re not into history but feel you need to know just a little bit more than you do, then this is the book for you. The entire world history from how the world began (probably) through Ancient China, the Dark Ages and the Aztecs to the French Revolution, the British Empire and even beyond the 21st Century is encapsulated into less than 100 pages and all in cartoon graphic style. By the time you’ve dipped into it you’ll know what year the first European settlers arrived in America and just who was Attilla the Hun and lots lots more.