An imaginary scrapbook based on the experiences of the author's father offers a look at the life of a Royal Air Force air-gunner in World War II as he undergoes training, prepares for dangerous missions aboard a bomber, and encounters the enemy high in the sky.
Develop self-sufficiency skills and explore nature with the activities in this book. Topics covered include tracking, wildlife spotting, foraging for wild food and cooking outdoors, lighting a fire safely (with adult supervision), stargazing, outdoor gaming, nature chasing, mimicking birdsong, making whistles and peashooters from elder stems, and more.
This picture book vividly dramatizes Dickens' life, beginning with his birth in Portsmouth and early childhood near the docks in Chatham, and follows the young Charles through the hardship of working in a blacking factory at the age of 10 to his years at school and his early career as a reporter. Key incidents that inspired the later novels are described, and his marriage, family life, dramatic readings and tours of the USA are included.
Calling all young bibliophiles! Peek inside the world's greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection. A tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution. An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint's coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating...
Paddle down the river of time on an amazing prehistoric journey - all you need to bring is your imagination! Witness the fiery beginnings of our Earth, and the explosion of life on our planet. Fly with a pterosaur! Hang out with apes! Ride a mammoth! Help to make an amazing cave painting and witness the first ever writing - a hymn to the Moon Goddess!
An introduction to The Beatles includes coverage of Lennon's Liverpool childhood, the friendship between McCartney and Harrison, the contributions of manager Brian Epstein and record label boss George Martin, and the group's famous tour to the USA.