Hampton Hill Wishlist: Other Non-fiction

Hampton Hill Wishlist: Other Non-fiction

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    This is My World Lonely Planet Kids In this fascinating and fun collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what's unique about their lives - from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favorite sports and food. These personal portraits also reveal the many things children have in common, no matter where they're from.

     

    The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillian & Yuval Zommer This award-winning, double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock, and the planet's molten core, each running seamlessly into the next.

     

    South America (New True Books: Geography) by Libby Koponen An incredible variety of climates and biomes span the territory of South America. As a result, the continent contains some of the greatest biodiversity on Earth. A True Book: Geography series dives into the many components that make each continent distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each continents' geography, history, wildlife and future outlook.

     

    Top 10 of Everything 2019 by Paul Terry Top 10 of Everything 2019 is divided into genres including Animal Kingdom, Sport, Forces of Nature, Video Games and Mechanical Creations, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs, charts, graphs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia.

     

    Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story by Nadiya Hussain & Clair Rossiter Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that the family can enjoy together at Christmas. Christmas is a time when families come together. This unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes and stories devised and written by Nadiya herself, brings families into the kitchen to share this special time of year through cooking and stories.

     

    Fair Trade (Explore!) by Jillian Powell From chocolate and tea to flowers and cotton, discover the history of fair trade and its products. Learn what difference fair trade makes to the people producing the goods, what the ten princlples of fair trade are, and how fair trade practices affect the environment. Read an interview with a worker from a fair trade project in India, debate the issues surrounding fair trade, make a fair trade ice cream sundae and find out amazing fair trade stats and facts.

     

    Racism (Dealing With...) by Jane Lacey & Venitia Dean This book helps young children find out about and understand racism. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of problems from a girl who is being left out because she is Muslim to the new boy in school from another country who is struggling to fit in. Readers are taught to stand up for what is right in a safe way and become comfortable discussing this serious issue with others.

     

    When People Die (Dealing With...) by Jane Lacey & Venitia Dean Death is difficult to deal with at any age, but for children who are handling it for the first time, it can be extra tough. This engaging book will help young readers learn to navigate this type of situation. It features seven case studies following children who have a range of issues from a girl who misses her mum to a boy who is worried he might die. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss.

     

    Close-up Continents: Mapping South America by Paul Rockett This unique series gets close up to some amazing areas of our world, and allows readers the opportunity to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in a way that is both engaging and entertaining. In addition, each book highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information. 

     

    River Stories by Timothy Knapman, Ashling Lindsay & Irene Montano Sail along five mighty rivers around the world and open up the giant fold-out pages to reveal incredible stories from history, mythology and modern times. This gorgeous gift book will take you on a world adventure via the world's greatest rivers. The Yangtze tells of dragons and dolphins, while the Rhine whispers about castles and Frankenstein. Explore pyramids, tombs and temples by the Nile, and search for lost cities and gold alongside the Amazon. And follow the Mississippi to hear of historic battles and dinosaurs. Gorgeously illustrated pages fold out to reveal the full length of each river.

     

    DK 1000 Inventions and Discoveries by Roger Bridgman Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence. 

     

    The Everyday Workings of Machines by Steve Martin How does a train stay on the tracks? What's going on inside a pogo stick? How do cranes work? And what happens when you flush a toilet? These and many more important questions are answered in this fascinating book. From toasters and telephones to hovercrafts and robots - the inner workings of machines big and small are brought to light using a stunning mix of cross-sections, close-ups and cutaways. 

     

    Born to Ride by Larissa Theule Set against the backdrop of the women's suffrage movement, Born to Ride is the story of one girl's courageous quest to prove that she can do everything the boys can do, while capturing the universal freedom and accomplishment children experience when riding a bike.

     

    Your Mind is Like the Sky by Bronwen Ballard & Laura Carlin Your mind is like the sky. Sometimes it's clear and blue - but sometimes a raincloud thought comes along and makes everything seem dark. So, what can we do about rainclouds? This beautiful picture book, written by psychologist Bronwen Ballard and illustrated by award-winning artist Laura Carlin, shows children that worries and negative thoughts are normal and helps them develop healthy thinking habits.

     

    Happy, Healthy Minds by The School of Life An essential guide to help children become more aware of their emotional needs. This book examines a range of everyday topics that might give children's minds difficulties, for example: when parents don't seem to understand us; when we fall out with friends; when school feels boring or difficult; when we're too busy and get overwhelmed; when our phones create trouble; when we feel sad, bored, anxious or fed up with things. As an atlas to a child's mind, we explore a range of common scenarios encountered by young children and talk about some of the very best ideas to help deal with them.

     

    Big Ideas for Curious Minds by The School of Life This is a book designed to harness children's spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas of history. The book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras - and shows us how their ideas continue to matter. The book functions as an ideal introduction to philosophy, as well as a charming way to open up conversations between adults and children about the biggest questions we all face. 

     

    Big World of Fun Facts by Lonely Planet Kids The Big World of Fun Facts from Lonely Planet Kids is packed with amazing facts and stories from around the world. From countries, food and folklore to sports, flags, animals and more, this fun and fascinating adventure will amaze and boggle your mind.

     

    DK Countries: Cultures, People & Places Get set for a journey across the globe, visiting every country - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - to find out what makes each one unique. Along the way, you'll explore mountains, deserts, forests, and rivers, and spot some wildlife. You'll discover, too, what life is like for the many different peoples of the world and learn about their food, festivals, and flags.Packed with more than 1,000 incredible images and fascinating facts, Countries, Cultures, People & Places is the ultimate round-the-world adventure.

     

    Lonely Planet Amazing World Atlas Finally, Lonely Planet has made the Atlas kids have been waiting for! With 160 pages of illustrated maps, engaging infographics, mind-blowing photography and a large dose of humour, this is the atlas that shows kids what the world is really like. Touching on popular culture, sports and school life, this will bring the world to life for kids aged 8 and up. 

     

    Our Wonderful World by Ben Handicott & Kalya Ryan Our Wonderful World is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any travel-lover, map-maestro or geography genius. Spanning the world from Spain to Singapore, Colombia to Canada, Turkey to Tanzania, discover all you need to know about some of the most awesome places on Earth. Geography, history and culture spill from the pages in this luxuriously illustrated treasure-trove of travel knowledge.

     

    The Big Book of the UK by Imogen Russell Williams Filled with facts about wildlife, food, sports, geography, language and some very silly place names, this book will help you uncover national secrets and unearth local legends from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

     

    Earth Shattering Events by Sophie Williams & Robin Jacobs We often get asked about books to support the 'Awesome Earth' or 'Natural Disasters' topics for KS2 and we think we may have just found the perfect one. -- Books for Topics Featuring clear information about a comprehensive range of events, this colourful and fascinating guide is a real eye-opener. -- BookTrust An atlas of the most extreme meteorological and geological disasters that nature has to offer! We humans take our domination of the planet for granted, but sometimes nature reminds us that this is an illusion.

     

    The Germ Lab by Richard Platt & John Kelly An entertaining and comprehensive telling of diseases, infections, plagues and pandemics for young readers. The Germ Lab features case histories of specific epidemics and pandemics, 'eyewitness' accounts from the rats, flies, ticks and creepy-crawlies who spread the most deadly viruses, plus plenty of fascinating facts and figures on the biggest and worst afflictions. Discover how bacteria and bad beasties are beaten through the work of genius scientists and the development of vaccinations.

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