New Release Books by Isabel Thomas

Isabel Thomas is the author of Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo (2022), Fox (2021), One Million Insects (2021), Little Guides to Great Lives: Anne Frank (2022) and other 199 books.

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Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo

release date: May 17, 2022
Little Guides to Great Lives: Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo was a colourful Mexican artist who endured great pain and hardship, but used her bright, vivid brushstrokes to express her emotions and reveal her true personality. She created over 50 self-portraits, and is considered to be one of the most influential and inspirational artists of the twentieth century. Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand-new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. From Curie to Kahlo and Darwin to Da Vinci, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

Fox

release date: Nov 30, 2021
Fox
From the author and illustrator behind the acclaimed Moth, a scientific look at the circle of life. In the frost-covered forest of early spring, fox is on a mission to find food for her three cubs. As they grow, she teaches them how to survive in the wild. Until one day, fox dies. Her body goes back to earth and grass and air, nourishing the world around her and bringing the forest to life. Death is not just an end, it's also a beginning. With gorgeous illustrations and lyrical, kid-friendly text, Fox: A Circle of Life Story answers the big scientific question: What happens when animals die?

One Million Insects

release date: Aug 31, 2021
One Million Insects
Get ready to meet the insects creeping, crawling, fluttering, scuttling, and hiding inside this beautifully illustrated book for kids. "Fun, inspiring, and well researched."Kirkus Reviews, starred review Did you know that without insects, humankind could not survive? This illustrated, fact-filled title explores the huge variety of insects, with a focus on what makes an insect an insect, the differences between the groups, and why insects are the most important animal group on Earth. Broken down into sections exploring each of the main types of insect, each section takes a different, playfully visual approach to really capture the character of the insects in the order being explored. Includes practical advice for observing insects safely and ways to encourage insects into a garden no matter how small. More than one million species of insect have been discovered, but they often go unnoticed. Discover the dung-lovers, pond-dwellers, silk-weavers, and tree-topplers that make life on Earth possible. These beautiful, bizarre, and brilliant insects are worth a closer look.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Anne Frank

release date: May 17, 2022
Little Guides to Great Lives: Anne Frank
Anne Frank was an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times. Forced to go into hiding to escape the Nazis' persecution of Jews in World War II, Anne kept a diary that would become one of the most famous books in the world. Meet one of history's most inspiring figures in this beautifully-illustrated guide to her amazing life. From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Leonardo Da Vinci

release date: May 17, 2022
Little Guides to Great Lives: Leonardo Da Vinci
Most famous as the painter who created the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci is also one of history's greatest geniuses - he was a mathematician, architect, astronomer, scientist and musician...and he even invented the helicopter! From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

Little Guides to Great Lives: Nelson Mandela

release date: May 17, 2022
Little Guides to Great Lives: Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela's journey from political prisoner to president of South Africa is an incredible tale of triumph in the face of adversity. 2018 marks a hundred years since his birth. From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. Launching with Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Amelia Earhart, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

Painting

release date: May 01, 2019
Painting
This book introduces the reader to painting, examining what painting is, what paintings can be made of, what paintings can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

Hello Design!

release date: Aug 06, 2020
Hello Design!
A design can be as small as a toothbrush . . . or as BIG as a skyscraper. Every design starts in someone's imagination - an imagination just like yours. Travel through one day and discover how the world around you has been designed - even though we don't always realise it! Question HOW everyday items have been designed, and WHY they look the way they do. Guaranteed to make you see the world a little differently, pick up your pencil and imagine your own designs. What will you design? With facts and questions to inspire all budding designers and get creative minds whirring - and featuring iconic designs from the enthusiasts at the V&A.

Moth

release date: Jun 25, 2019
Moth
Powerful and visually spectacular, Moth is the remarkable evolution story that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique and atmospheric introduction to Darwin's theory of Natural Selection. “This is a story of light and dark...” Against a lush backdrop of lichen-covered trees, the peppered moth lies hidden. Until the world begins to change... Along come people with their magnificent machines which stain the land with soot. In a beautiful landscape changed by humans how will one little moth survive? A clever picture book text about the extraordinary way in which animals have evolved, intertwined with the complication of human intervention. This remarkable retelling of the story of the peppered moth is the perfect introduction to natural selection and evolution for children.

Lion Vs. Tiger

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Lion Vs. Tiger
If a lion and a tiger were to meet and fight, which one would win? Read this book to find out!

Scorpion Vs. Tarantula

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Scorpion Vs. Tarantula
If a scorpion and a tarantula were to meet and fight, which one would win? Read this book to find out!

Elephant Vs. Rhinoceros

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Elephant Vs. Rhinoceros
If an elephant and a rhinoceros were to meet and fight, which one would win? Read this book to find out! The Capstone Interactive edition comes with simultaneous access for every student in your school and includes read aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists.

When Science Experiments Go Wrong!

release date: Sep 07, 2021
When Science Experiments Go Wrong!
Scientists know everything, right? Wrong! Don't scientists hate it when their experiments go wrong, though? Nope, it can help them discover something new! This book is about how scientists turn experiments that go wrong into SUCCESS! Read all about the moth mix-ups, dog wee disasters, chemical confusions and bathtub blunders that led scientists to make new discoveries. And remember, if you notice something weird, stop and look. It could be the start of a new discovery! When Science Experiments Go Wrong is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. Astro books for Earth/White band are also highly-decodable so ideal for extra phonics practice. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Interest age: 8-9 Reading age: 6-7 years

An Adventurer's Guide to Dinosaurs

release date: Sep 02, 2021
An Adventurer's Guide to Dinosaurs
An interactive introduction to dinosaurs for children aged 5+, packed with beautiful illustrations and awe-inspiring facts A unique, immersive take on non-fiction for children aged 5+, An Adventurer's Guide to Dinosaurs is packed with breathtaking facts and interactive play to excite and inspire young adventurers. Starting in the Permian, explore the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous to unearth almost 250 million years of incredible creatures. With astonishing facts and interactive dinosaur activities, this captivating book will excite and inspire the adventurers of the future.

Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: the Invisible World of Germs

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds: the Invisible World of Germs
This title is part of the important new series from Oxford which provides accessible introductions to the ideas, facts, and vocabulary behind an absorbing range of subjects. Meticulously researched and authoritative but written in simple language by experts in their fields, curious youngreaders will quickly get to grips with the basic principles and terminology of each subject.The Invisible World of Germs introduces, in a clear and interesting way, early theories about diseases and how they spread, what bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses are and how they behave. It also explores our natural defences and how we protect ourselves from the ever-changing threat ofinfection. The engaging design highlights the Heroes of the subject from early beginnings to modern day and explains tricky terminology in 'Speak like a Scientist' features. Comic strips and illustrations, amazing photographs, and a timeline, glossary and index, all make this handy-sized book theperfect way to learn.If you love this title, why not collect them all? The Invisible World of Germs is part of a collectible set which will build into a diverse range of subjects.

Climate Strike: Band 14/Ruby (Collins Big Cat)

release date: Dec 01, 2021
Climate Strike: Band 14/Ruby (Collins Big Cat)
Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Levelled for guided and independent reading, each book includes ideas to support reading. Teaching and assessment support and eBooks are also available. In 2019, children made history by leading a worldwide movement to demand that adults tackle the climate emergency. Discover how the school strikes began and developed - growing from the actions of one teenager into a global movement - and how important climate action is for the future of the world. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

Up Close

release date: May 26, 2022
Up Close
Did you know that the world's biggest tongue belongs to the blue whale? Or that the snub-nosed monkey's nostrils point upwards, and when it rains it makes them sneeze? From paws to claws, tongues, teeth, tails and more, compare the biggest and the smallest animals (and all the others in between) in this illustrated exploration of creatures and their features. Includes stunning 'Up close' pages, which take a life-size look at a particular feature of two very different animals. See the mighty elephant's trunk (it can grow as long as a bathtub!) and compare it to the sensitive snout of an elephant shrew. Study the bristly tongue of a penguin and see how different it is to the stretchy, long tongue of a salamander.

Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy's Phonics Decoding Practice: Oxford Level 5: Rainforest Orchestra

release date: Apr 28, 2022
Oxford Reading Tree: Floppy's Phonics Decoding Practice: Oxford Level 5: Rainforest Orchestra
What's that noise? Find out about the animals that live in the rainforest.

Reptiles Break Rules

release date: Sep 01, 2021
Reptiles Break Rules
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary.

Eggs on Toast

release date: Sep 01, 2021
Eggs on Toast
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary.

Reading Planet: Rocket Phonics - Target Practice - Get Off, Bug! - Pink B

release date: May 28, 2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds - Age 7+ - Hidden Bugs: Band 04/Blue

release date: Apr 22, 2021
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds - Age 7+ - Hidden Bugs: Band 04/Blue
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary.

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds - Age 7+ - Goat Skills!: Band 04/Blue

release date: Apr 22, 2021
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds - Age 7+ - Goat Skills!: Band 04/Blue
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary.

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds – Bear Spotting: Band 05/Green

release date: Jan 07, 2021
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds – Bear Spotting: Band 05/Green
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1–6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary.

Exploring the Elements

release date: Nov 11, 2020
Exploring the Elements
Science meets design in this comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe This artful and accessible guide to the periodic table -- the ultimate reference tool for scientists worldwide -- names all 118 chemical elements and helps young readers understand the remarkable ways we have learned to use them. Graphically stunning layouts feature each element's letter symbol and atomic number, exploring its attributes, characteristics, uses, and interesting stories behind its discovery. Complete with a comprehensive introduction, conclusion, and glossary, this is the perfect introduction to chemistry for inquisitive minds. Ages 8-14

An Adventurer's Guide to Outer Space

release date: Sep 10, 2020
An Adventurer's Guide to Outer Space
Blast off on an interactive voyage beyond the stars! Pack your spacesuit and join adventurer Mia on a spellbinding journey to the depths of the universe, spotting spectacular constellations, discovering new asteroids and counting the sparkling rings of Saturn. On your way, you can visit: - the Moon and Sun - the International Space Station - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - the Asteroid Belt - the Dwarf Planets - the Kuiper Belt - Exoplanets - the Milky Way and distant galaxies With breathtaking facts and interactive space activities, this captivating book will excite and inspire the adventurers of the future.

This Book is Not Rubbish

release date: Sep 20, 2018
This Book is Not Rubbish
Discover how YOU can ditch plastic, reduce rubbish and become an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier, with 50 practical tips to really make a difference! Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference. From throwing a planet party and ditching straws, to banning glitter and becoming an art-activist, helping to save the planet is not as difficult as you think. Covering issues like plastics, pollution, global warming and endangered animals, this book is full of top tips for kids and families. Discover how to ditch the plastic, reduce your rubbish and start making everyday steps that will make all the difference. It's time to take control of your future and help clear the world of all this rubbish!

This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate

release date: Jan 23, 2020
This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate
Discover how YOU can cut greenhouse gases and tread more lightly on the planet. Become an eco-warrior, not an eco-worrier, with 50 PRACTICAL TIPS to really make a difference! Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! But the good news is that there are loads of easy ways that you can make a difference. From lift-sharing to switching body sprays, there are so many things you can do to help fight climate change. Complete with myth-busting boxes and counter arguments to put climate-deniers in their place, this is a one-stop guide to transform eco-worried kids into eco-activists. Funny, engaging, practical and timely, it's the ideal book to help readers navigate the world in the greenest possible way, and to really make a difference. Also available: This Book Is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World!

Wonder Women Bingo

release date: Jan 01, 2020

Ferdinand Magellan (Little Guide to Great Lives)

release date: Apr 13, 2019
Ferdinand Magellan (Little Guide to Great Lives)
Explorer, sailor and navigator, Ferdinand Magellan led the first expedition to sail all the way around the world. He encountered lands and creatures that he could never have imagined, and the journey was fraught with danger and difficulty... Join Magellan's amazing adventure in this colourful guide, encountering mutineers and monsters along the way! From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a brand new series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way.

Reading Planet - Tiddalick - Orange: Rocket Phonics

release date: Feb 22, 2019
Reading Planet - Tiddalick - Orange: Rocket Phonics
Tiddalick, the greedy frog, swallows all the water in the lake, river and waterhole and there is none left for the other animals to drink. Can the animals work together to make Tiddalick return the water and make the land green again?Tiddalick is part of the Rocket Phonics range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Rocket Phonics builds a firm foundation in word reading through fresh and fully decodable phonics books for Pink A to Orange band.Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and activities to support reading at home as well as comprehension questions to check understanding. Reading age: 5-6 years

Strange Bridges

release date: Jan 13, 2020
Strange Bridges
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Find out all about the different unusual bridges around the world, from see-through bridges to ones that look like dragons, in this photographic non-fiction book by Isabel Thomas. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ eigh /ee/ e-e, ey, e, y /oo/ u /igh/ y /c/ ch /j/ g, ge, dge /l/ le /f/ ph /w/ wh /v/ ve /s/ se /z/ se Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Read with Oxford: Stage 3: the Dinosaur King and Other Stories

release date: Feb 20, 2020
Read with Oxford: Stage 3: the Dinosaur King and Other Stories
Six emotionally engaging and beautifully illustrated levelled stories.This Read with Oxford Stage 3 collection is ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence.Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence.
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