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Brendan lives beside the sea in the Southwest of England with his small dog Crumble and a pond full of fish. He has illustrated a number of picture books including the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series. His debut author/illustrated picture book ‘Musical Mac’ is to be published in 2019.
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Book Band: Purple Ideal for ages 6+ | This new series from Bloomsbury Education is geared at turning children into independent readers. Not only will the books give youngsters a boost into solo reading, they’ll also make it easier and more enjoyable for the adults helping children as they come with useful tips and notes. The books are short and divided into chapters thereby breaking the story into manageable chunks. The adventures are lively and fast-moving though told via short sentences and carefully chosen vocabulary: some words are highlighted in the Tips for Grown Ups section on the inside cover, so that children can learn them and their meanings. Full colour illustrations amplify the action and make the books really attractive to look at too. Written by favourite authors, these are well worth collecting and are just the thing for children ready for reading.
Reading Planet KS2 - - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band | Children will love reading the exciting fiction and non-fiction for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band, that has the appeal of ‘real’ books and the careful progression of a scheme. Ideal to broaden knowledge across different curriculum areas and tap into children’s interests with fascinating non-fiction that explores topics from new angles.
Spooktacular scenes burst into vibrant colour as you brush water over the black and white illustrations in this magical book! Sixteen detailed pictures include a haunted house, a family trick-or-treating, witches around a cauldron and lots more. With a handy fold-out back cover to prevent colours running through to the page beneath.
Step inside this museum and discover millions of years of history, with exhibitions on everything from Ancient Egypt and dinosaurs to space exploration and the Industrial Revolution. There are over 170 stickers of fascinating objects from around the world to arrange in the galleries and links to websites where you can see museum treasures up close.
Planet Earth. Four elements. One incredible story. Lonely Planet Kids' The Big Earth Book takes children on a rollercoaster ride through history, geography, science and more to show how four elements - earth, fire, air and water - created the world and everything that exists today. Amazing facts, photography and illustrations bring our planet and its past to life in an exciting, engaging way. Written by Mark Brake, a science writer and broadcaster who's worked for NASA, the BBC and the National Science Museum of Thailand, and created in consultation with Dr Mike Goldsmith, a research scientist and writer with a PhD in astrophysics from Keele University in the UK. Highlights include: Earth: How the Earth was formed The structure of the Earth Plate tectonics and rocks Earthquakes and volcanoes Humans in the stone age Hunter-gatherers and farming Fossils and digging for treasure DNA: the code of life Fire: Ingredients for fire Fire and humans The history of fire The dangers of wildfire The Great Fire of London Gunpowder and fireworks The combustion engine Carbon and global warming Air: What's air made of? The Northern Lights How animals learned to fly Dinosaurs in the air Birds and bats The history of flight Speech and language Music and instruments Weather and climate Water: The origins of water Rivers and oceans The water cycle The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Canals, bridges and dams Exploring the seas The age of exploration Tsunamis and waterfalls About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school.
Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions; Don't Let the Ants Steal Your Happiness, written by board certified child psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, playfully encourages children to correct their negative thinking patterns in order to live happier and healthier lives. Comical illustrations bring the story alive as our main character, Captain Snout, reveals the super power questions that can rid us of our automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and lead to accurate and truthful thinking. This picture book, based on a popular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy technique, will help readers do just that.
There's a stinky stench in the fridge - and our favourite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast's nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odour. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable wordplay and delicious art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids!
Packed with nature to spot on each page, this book hides secrets that can only be revealed with the use of one of the two different coloured handy viewfinder handglasses! As children look at each scene in the book, they're guided to spot lots of secret animals that are hidden beneath the layers of plants... There are over 350 animals it total. The two layers of artwork have their own distinct colour, the bottom layer is only revealed with the matching coloured viewfinder lens. Includes a wide range of habitats from deserts to rainforests and from the Australian bush to Scandi tundra. Brendan Kearney's beautiful line work makes this a visual feast for curious children - encouraging them to look beneath the surface to discover the natural wonders that are hidden all around them. Habitats include: European woodland, Atlantic Ocean, coral reef, Amazon rainforest, African savannah, Australian bush, Canadian lake, Florida mangroves, English country garden, Scandinavian tundra, Sahara desert. Word count - 500.
Get ready to swing through the treetops, creep along the forest floor and meet some of the most exotic animals on earth. Children can take a virtual tour through the world's jungles in this detailed lift-the-flap non-fiction book.
A thoroughly delicious picture book about the funniest food fight ever! Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship-until they discover that there's only one drop of maple syrup left. Off they go, racing past the Orange Juice Fountain, skiing through Sauerkraut Peak, and reeling down the linguini. But who will enjoy the sweet taste of victory? And could working together be better than tearing each other apart? The action-packed rhyme makes for an adrenaline-filled breakfast ...even without a drop of coffee!
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