New Release Books by Rob Colson

Rob Colson is the author of Maximum Speed: Magnificent Motorbikes, Taxidermy Gone Wrong (2020), The Secrets of Spies (2020), Engineer Academy: Marble Run (2020) and other 109 books.

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Taxidermy Gone Wrong

release date: Nov 03, 2020
Taxidermy Gone Wrong
WARNING! WEIRD WACKY AND WONDERFUL TAXIDERMY OVERLOAD. Perfect for fans of Crap Taxidermy, Taxidermy Gone Wrong takes you inside the strange and hilariously horrifying world of taxidermy from around the globe. From musical mice and basketball playing bengals to gun-toting rodents and lawnmowing moles, Taxidermy Gone Wrong is a wonderfully weird collection of curiosities that will amuse and astonish. Bringing together scenes nature never intended, this full-color volume showcases a wide range of bizarre creations on display and available for sale around the world. From a swearing squirrel in a London antiques shop to a murderous mouse serving arsenic in a New York storefront, no animal—or macabre tableau—is off-limits. Taxidermy Gone Wrong presents the very best—or perhaps the very worst—of these bizarre anthropomorphic reconstructions.

The Secrets of Spies

release date: Oct 27, 2020
The Secrets of Spies
Packed with dastardly details and top-secret stories, this book recounts thrilling tales, tools, and tricks of spies throughout history, from the ancient world of Sun Tzu to the latest cyber threats.

Engineer Academy: Marble Run

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Engineer Academy: Marble Run
Build a nearly two-foot tall marble run, and learn all about the scientific principles behind your creation with this interactive science book and kit. This is no ordinary maker kit. It contains everything kids need to build a nearly two-foot high working marble run, complete with wheels, ramps, stops, and drops—two marbles included. As construction begins, young engineers in training can read along in the accompanying 64-page science activity book to test theories, perform experiments, and learn all about mechanics, speed, forces, and other scientific principles that relate to their marble run. Focusing on STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way, this kit is a great option for an upcoming science fair or a quiet rainy day at home.

Classic Cars

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Classic Cars
Some cars are so popular that people still want them decades after they were made. Take a closer look at some of the greatest classic cars in history and learn why collectors prize them so highly.

Engineer Academy: Space

release date: May 05, 2020
Engineer Academy: Space
Assemble a launch pad, build a rocket, and go on a hands-on adventure around our solar system and beyond! This is no ordinary maker kit. It contains everything kids need to assemble a launch pad for a model three-stage rocket, as well as build the rocket and planets of our solar system. As construction begins, young engineers in training can read along in the accompanying 64-page science activity book to test theories, perform experiments, and learn all about gravity, the Law of Motion, orbital velocity, and more as they relate to the space models. Focusing on STEM concepts in a fun and engaging way, this kit is a great option for an upcoming science fair or a quiet rainy day at home.

Sports Cars

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Sports Cars
Stylish vehicles that handle like a racecar, sports cars are great fun to drive. Take a closer look at some of the most popular sports cars ever made and check out the cool technology under the hood.

Maths

release date: Feb 11, 2021
Maths
Does your child dream of a future career in the exciting world of maths? This book will show them that there is so much more to a maths career than pushing buttons on a calculator and making graphs.The perfect book for budding sports analysts, theme park designers, astronomers, climate scientists or even video game designers. This book highlights the importance of studying STEAM subjects at school to open up the route into these professions. There are lots of careers that use maths in one way or another and this book will open their eyes and mind to the possibilities that maths can bring. Famous and leading scientists in their fields are featured throughout. Readers will also go behind the scenes with weather forecasters, roboticists and with NASA mathematicians as they build the latest space tech, so they can discover more about how these professionals do their jobs. This series is ideal for readers aged 9+ who are considering their options at school. Many children worry about job opportunities in the future and these books highlight a great range of jobs in STEM and STEAM subject areas, which can help inspire them to think about where they want their lives to take them.

Bone Collection: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

release date: Sep 24, 2019
Bone Collection: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals
An incredible collection of bones of some of the most amazing prehistoric creatures! Bone Collection: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures takes readers back millions of years to the prehistoric land where dinosaurs walked, pterosaurs flew, and plesiosaurs and ichyosaurs swam. This book examines the skeletons of prehistoric creatures and how paleontologists have reconstructed their bodies through the discovery of fossils. From the mighty Gigantosaurus to the plant-eating Triceratops, children can examine these prehistoric creatures and discover how they looked and lived millions of years ago. After reading the 64-page book, children get to build their very own T.rex and Stegosaurus models!

Custom Cars

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Custom Cars
From crazy designs created for movies to vehicles made for driving in style, custom cars are one-of-a-kind specials. Take a closer look at some of the most eye-catching cars ever made.

Supercars

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Supercars
Outrageously expensive with jaw-dropping style, supercars are the most admired vehicles on the road. Learn about the cool technology behind the best supercars ever made.

Bone Collection: Human Body

release date: Aug 27, 2019
Bone Collection: Human Body
From head to toe, get ready to explore the human body! Bone Collection: Human Body examines that bones that make up the human body and how they fit together to keep you on the move. From cells to systems, the 64-page book also outlines the inner workings of the human body and how each organ and system works together to keep you alive. After reading about the human body, children can use the included pieces to build their own skeleton model and skull.

Concept Cars

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Concept Cars
From rockets on wheels to vehicles that drive themselves, these are cars that boggle the mind. Discover some of the strangest cars ever made and learn about the cool technology that makes them go.

Racecars

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Racecars
From superkarts to the latest F1 models, racecars are machines build for extreme speed. Discover some of the fastest cars in the world and learn about the cool technology that makes them go.

Science Is Everywhere: Our Living Planet

release date: Nov 14, 2019
Science Is Everywhere: Our Living Planet
This visually led guide reveals how science can be found in every part of our daily lives! Why do flowers attract insects? How do fish breathe underwater? Which animals can fly? Read about the wide range of living things on the planet. This book explores how they have evolved and how they manage to survive. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.

Motormania: Custom Cars

release date: Jun 10, 2021
Motormania: Custom Cars
Get up-close to the most famous and unique cars ever made! What are custom cars? Why are they made? And how have concept cars influenced popular culture? Get the answer to all these questions, and more, with this guide to some of the best cars ever made. Motormania is the perfect series for car-mad kids. Striking photos ensure each car is displayed in all its glory, while top-trump style fact files and detailed ''tech points'' highlight the the engineering that makes each car special.

Roaring Rockets

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Roaring Rockets
Discover some of the fastest vehicles ever made! Rockets are the most powerful vehicles ever built, carrying us to the Moon and beyond. In this book, you can read about the huge forces rockets create as they blast into space, and learn how they''ve developed over the last 1,000 years. This book is part of the Maximum Speed speed, a collection of books that take a close look at record-breaking vehicles and the people who build, drive and pilot them. Each book details how each craft has evolved over time, and how they''re engineered for extreme performance. These books are the perfect introduction for future engineers and designers aged 9+.

Motormania: Supercars

release date: May 13, 2021
Motormania: Supercars
Fast, brash and outrageously expensive, supercars are the most stylish vehicles on the road. Take a look at the best supercars ever made, and learn about the cool technology that makes them so quick.

Masters of Math

release date: Dec 15, 2018
Masters of Math
Experiments and research challenges help reinforce mathematical concepts in this fascinating book about great math thinkers in history and their discoveries. Readers will enjoy reading the stories behind each breakthrough in math as well as the mini bios of the math "STEM-gineers" who solved them.

Maximum Speed: Roaring Rockets

release date: Mar 09, 2021

Maximum Speed: Awesome Aircraft

release date: Mar 09, 2021
Maximum Speed: Awesome Aircraft
Discover some of the fastest vehicles ever made!From arrow-shaped spy planes to hybrid helicopters, aircraft are being pushed to extremes. Find out about the fastest flying machines in the world, and learn what it takes to pilot them to extreme speeds. This book is part of the Maximum Speed speed, a collection of books that take a close look at record-breaking vehicles and the people who build, drive and pilot them. Each book details how each craft has evolved over time, and how they''re engineered for extreme performance. These books are the perfect introduction for future engineers and designers aged 9+.

Motormania: Concept Cars

release date: Feb 11, 2021
Motormania: Concept Cars
Get up-close to the most famous and unique cars ever made! What are concept cars? Why are they made? And how have concept cars influenced cars today? Get the answers to all these questions, and more, with this guide to some of the best cars ever made. Motormania is the perfect series for car-mad kids. Striking photos ensure each car is displayed in all its glory, while top-trump-style fact files and detailed ''tech points'' highlight the engineering that makes each car special. This series mixes the very latest in car design and engineering with the greatest classics of the past, and is perfect for petrol heads aged 7+.

Motormania: Classic Cars

release date: Feb 09, 2021

The Best Ever Jobs In: Art

release date: Feb 11, 2021
The Best Ever Jobs In: Art
Does your child dream of a future career in the exciting world of maths? This book will show them that there is so much more to a maths career than pushing buttons on a calculator and making graphs.The perfect book for budding sports analysts, theme park designers, astronomers, climate scientists or even video game designers. This book highlights the importance of studying STEAM subjects at school to open up the route into these professions. There are lots of careers that use maths in one way or another and this book will open their eyes and mind to the possibilities that maths can bring. Famous and leading scientists in their fields are featured throughout. Readers will also go behind the scenes with weather forecasters, roboticists and with NASA mathematicians as they build the latest space tech, so they can discover more about how these professionals do their jobs. This series is ideal for readers aged 9+ who are considering their options at school. Many children worry about job opportunities in the future and these books highlight a great range of jobs in STEM and STEAM subject areas, which can help inspire them to think about where they want their lives to take them.

Motormania: Racing Cars

release date: Feb 11, 2021
Motormania: Racing Cars
Get up-close to the most famous and unique cars ever made! What makes a racing car? Just how fast are racing cars? And how have they changed over the last century? Get the answers to all these questions, and more, with this guide to some of the best cars ever made. Motormania is the perfect series for car-mad kids. Striking photos ensure each car is displayed in all its glory, while top-trump style fact files and detailed ''tech points'' highlight the engineering that makes each car special. This series mixes the very latest in car design and engineering with the greatest classics of the past, and is perfect for petrol heads aged 7+.

Motormania: Sports Cars

release date: Feb 09, 2021
Motormania: Sports Cars
Stylish vehicles that handle like a racing car, sports cars are great fun to drive. Take a closer look at some of the best sports cars ever made, and check out the cool technology under the bonnet.

Powerful Forces

release date: Feb 14, 2019
Powerful Forces
When the world of science is viewed at its extremes it is easier to study and understand and it is also much more awesome! In Powerful Forces find out what it takes to move at extreme speeds, what g-force does to the human body and some truly impressive land, sea and air speed records. Uncover how shape of an object affects push and pull forces, such as thrust and drag, and how forces are used every day in all kinds of ways. And find out about one of the most powerful forces of all - gravity. This series looks at extreme qualities and experiences, and how things have evolved and adapted to reach their extreme state and how we can identify scientific information from this. Presented in a highly graphic and accessible way, Extreme Science will appeal to visual learners and reluctant readers. Aimed at children aged 9 and up. Extreme Science is a series of six book: Powerful Forces Awesome Matter and Materials Spectacular Light and Sound Phenomenal Plants Magnificent Habitats Incredible Living Things

MAXIMUM SPEED CRAZY CARS

release date: Dec 12, 2026
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