- Mog the Forgetful Cat
Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...
A very special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first adventure of Mog the Forgetful Cat!
Fifty years ago, everyone's favourite family cat, Mog, first got into trouble for her forgetfulness, and she has been loved ever since for her funny and warm-hearted escapades.
From Judith Kerr, the bestselling author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the beloved Mog stories still delight children all over the world, and this special anniversary edition of Mog the Forgetful Cat celebrates this unforgettable cat's very first adventure.
The perfect gift for families, boys, girls, fans of Judith Kerr, and anyone who has ever known or loved a cat!
- How to Be a Knight in 10 Easy Stages
Here is everything you need to know about being a knight, from from being a young page to being knighted. This humorous non-fiction book explains all the tasks, training, outfits and privileges that came with the job.
- Teaching Resources: Accessible Approaches to Developing Dictionary Skills
The photocopiable teaching resources support the Word Bank introductory dictionary for Key Stages 3 and 4 students with special needs. They contain accessible, motivating activities aimed at developing students' dictionary skills and improving their literacy. The pack consists of around 40 photocopiable worksheets, preceded by 8 pages of prelims, notes for the teacher, answers to activities etc. Each sheet will focus clearly on one topic. Literacy skills covered will include: * What a dictionary is for * How to find words * The alphabet * Using vocabulary * Comprehension * Using a dictionary across the curriculum * Key words in each subject.
- Kings & Queens
A copiously illustrated guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland from pre-Saxon times to the present, complete with concise genealogical charts and details of key historical events.
The book is divided into five sections, together with a Compendium at the end.
Part One, presents information about Pre-Saxon rule, including details about ancient British chiefs, Roman rulers and the Roman Conquest. Part Two provides information about Scotland, Ireland and Wales, with sections on Robert I and the Wars of Independence, The Union of the Crowns, the Princes of Wales and the High Kingship of Ireland.
Part Three discusses the Saxons, Normans and Plantagenets. Part Four gives details about the Tudors and Stuarts. Part Five presents an in-depth discussion of the houses from Hanover to Windsor.
Parts Two to Five provide all the essential information you will need to know about Kings and Queens including details of birth, parents, accession to the throne, coronation, authority, personal status, death date and burial place for each monarch.
In addition an overview is given for each reign outlining major events and personal tragedies, war, celebrations and conspiracies.
- The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
A biography of a brilliant, largely forgotten maverick - a major figure in the 17th-century cultural and scientific revolutions. The brilliant, largely forgotten maverick Robert Hooke was an engineer, surveyor, architect and inventor who was appointed London's Chief Surveyor after the Great Fire of 1666. Throughout the 1670s he worked tirelessly with his intimate friend Christopher Wren to rebuild London, personally designing many notable public and private buildings, including the monument to the fire. He was the first Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society, and author and illustrator of 'Micrographia', a lavishly illustrated volume of fascinating engravings of natural phenomena as seen under the new microscope. He designed an early balance-spring watch, was a virtuoso performer of public anatomical dissections of animals, and kept himself going with liberal doses of cannabis and poppy water (laudanum). Hooke's personal diaries - as cryptically confessional as anything Pepys wrote - record a life rich with melodrama. He came to London as a fatherless boy of thirteen to seek his fortune as a painter, rising by his wits to become an intellectual celebrity. He never married, but formed a long-running illicit liaison with his niece. A dandy, boaster, workaholic, insomniac and inveterate socialiser in London's most fashionable circles, Hooke's irascible temper and passionate idealism proved fatal for his relationships with men of influence, most notably with Sir Isaac Newton, who, after one violent row, wiped Hooke's name from the Royal Society records and destroyed his portrait. In this lively and absorbing biography, Lisa Jardine at last does Hooke and his achievements justice. Illuminating London's critical role in the emergence of modern science, she rediscovers and decodes a great original thinker of indefatigable curiosity and imagination, a major figure in the 17th-century intellectual and scientific revolution.