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All About DK Find Out!

DK has a long-standing reputation as a publisher of fantastic non-fiction books for children, so teachers will be glad to learn that the DK Find Out! series continues this tradition. Aimed at children aged six to eight years old, each book offers a sound, well laid-out introduction to a non-fiction topic. There is an excellent and diverse range of subjects to choose from, including sharks, engineering, the Solar System, reptiles and amphibians, Ancient Rome, science,… Continue reading

‘I Wonder Why…’ Books

I have often had requests from teachers for books in the brilliant I Wonder Why... series from Kingfisher, many of which have not been in print up until recently. I'm pleased to say that several of these Key Stage 1-level non-fiction books have now been re-designed and re-published, and there is a range of fascinating titles to choose from. The series covers topics that span science, History and geography, with titles asking I Wonder Why… Continue reading

Beside the Seaside

As the final half term before Summer begins, our thoughts are turning towards seaside holidays! Take a look at the Beside the Seaside book list to enhance your summer term topic for KS1. This fabulous collection of fiction and non-fiction books explore coastal geography, seaside creatures and seaside holidays in the past.  ‘Rock Pool Secrets’ is a brand new release, which is perfect for this topic.  With large flaps on each page, children can lift rocks, shells, seaweed…

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Frozen Worlds

Inspired by the BBC’s recent ‘Arctic Live’ programmes, we’ve been revisiting our ‘Frozen Worlds’ booklists. So wrap up warm and take a look at the frozen regions of our planet with some wonderfully snowy books! The incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly, wilds of the Arctic and Antarctic make for a fabulous cross-curricular topic for either KS1 or 2.  The books in our book lists cover subjects from historical expeditions to wildlife habitats and environmental issues. Click on the links…

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‘In Our Garden’ and ‘Wild and Wonderful’ – Outdoor Learning for Spring/Summer

It’s the Easter holidays and here at the bookshop we have spent the day planting flowers in the garden and playing with 2 wonderful new books of bird song. ‘The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs‘ and ‘The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs‘ both feature 12 well-known birds, with beautiful illustrations and easy-to-follow information and facts about each bird, and a fun sound bar that plays the birds’ song. They were such a hit…

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