Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the WOEFUL SECOND WORLD WAR, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. With a bold new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Frightful First World War

Woeful Second World War

Frightful First World War

History with twice the nasty bits ... in a brilliant new edition! The Frightful First World War tells readers all the horrors an hardships of the war that was meant to last four months ... but ground on for four grim years. The Woeful Second World War reveals the dire details about the worst war ever - from snow-bound cities under siege to fly-infested jungle trenches. Packed with curious quizzes, rotten recipes, gruesome games and terrible tests... History has never been so horrible!

Creating Writers

A Creative Writing Manual for Schools

Creating Writers

This unique and comprehensive text offers an original approach to teaching creative writing by exploring ideas, giving advice, and explaining workshop activities and has many contributors from some of today's most popular children's authors including: Jacqueline Wilson, Roger McGough, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and David Almond. Creating Writers is a practical writing manual for teachers to use with upper primary and lower secondary level pupils that covers poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

World War I for Kids

A History with 21 Activities

World War I for Kids

One hundred years after the start of the “Great War,” World War I for Kids provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at this defining conflict that involved all of the world’s superpowers. Why and how did the war come about? What was daily life like for soldiers in the trenches? What roles did zeppelins, barbed wire, and the passenger ship Lusitania play in the war? Who were Kaiser Wilhelm, the Red Baron, and Edith Cavell? Young history buffs will learn the answers these questions and many others, including why the western front bogged down into a long stalemate; how the war ushered in an era of rapid military, technological, and societal advances; and how the United States’ entry helped end the war. Far from a dry catalog of names, dates, and battles, this richly illustrated book goes in depth into such fascinating, topics as turn-of-the-20th-century weaponry and the important roles animals played in the war, and explains connections among events and how the war changed the course of history. Hands-on activities illuminate both the war and the times. Kids will make a periscope, teach a dog to carry messages, make a parachute, learn a popular World War I song, cook Maconochie Stew (a common trench meal), and more. R. Kent Rasmussen is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including the award-winning The United States at War and many books on Mark Twain. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California.

Horrible Histories: Horribly Hilarious Joke Book

Horrible Histories: Horribly Hilarious Joke Book

Horribly Hilarious Joke Book is full of hundreds of horribly hilarious historical jokes and illustrations in one laugh-out-loud book. A must-have book for any Horrible Histories fan, you'll literally laugh your head off at this comical collection of nasty bits.

The Enemy

A Story from World War II

The Enemy

Twelve-year-old Marie and her mother care for two wounded soldiers, one English and one German, at their home in 1940s Nazi-occupied France.

Growing and Knowing

A Selection Guide for Children's Literature

Growing and Knowing

This book is designed to meet the needs of professionals working with children and their books. Intented for use as a reference book for library assistants and librarians, in children's libraries, school libraries, resource centres, and general reference libraries, it should also to provide sound information for trainee librarians, teachers and parents. The primary function of this book is to serve as a guide to the selection of books for children, recognising the vast range of books published and the individual rates of reading and social development of different children.The first section focuses on 'The Child: Growing and Knowing through Books', applying reading development theories of the 20th and 21st century to the selection of specific books and covering the characteristics of the various genres of children's literature, including the classics and award winners.There is also coverage of books for special situations and dilemmas and for children who are reluctant to read, along with a section on electronic formats.The second section focuses on 'The Professional: Knowing and Growing', providing ideas for book promotion within the children's library or school library and classroom.This section includes a contribution from Tricia Kings and covers the selection of books for children from ethnic groups communities through out the world.There are also ideas for books for fathers and sons to enjoy reading together.