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Reviews are coming in all the time. Here’s some of them…

 

‘The best books for teens this Easter’ in The Scotsman, by Hannah Sycamore

‘Those in search of a more unusual thriller should try Song Beneath the Tides … a rich and gripping novel that explores the lasting impact of colonialism, the horrors of animal poaching and the effects of tourism on local communities in East Africa. Past and present stories collide as Ally experiences glimpses into the past. Her visions are deeply rooted in the legends and stories of Kisiri, a sacred island at risk from poachers and threatened by tourist development. Told in parallel timelines, this novel is a unique and fresh story for YA readers. It presents challenging themes in an accessible, engaging and thought-provoking way and at its heart it is a story about hope and the importance of working together.’

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WRD About Books

‘A complex and lyrical adventure that’s part ghost story, part thriller, part love story. Compelling, atmospheric and beautifully written.’

Scottish Book Trust

‘Gripping. … explores themes including colonialism, international tourism and animal poaching, change and resilience. At its core, it’s a book about hope and working together. Click post-it for video review:

 


 

Discoveries

discoveries001-cA small girl playing caves found Ice Age paintings over 17,000 years old.

 

Radioactivity first revealed itself on a cloudy day in Paris – in a desk drawer.

 

Peering into rainwater puddles, a curious linen-draper discovered the invisible world of living creatures that surround us.

 


A feast of weird and wonderful facts about discoveries.

A Science Museum Book of Amazing Facts

 

Illustrated by Tim Archbold

 

 

[published by Hodder Children’s Books]

Inventions

inventions003-cThe inventors of the first robot were put on trial for witchcraft.

 

The first electric light bulbs needed a health warning: ‘Do not try and light with a match.’

 

The first working television was made from a knitting needle, the lid of a hatbox, an electric fan motor, and torch batteries, all put together on top of an old tea-chest.


A feast of weird and wonderful facts about inventions …

A Science Museum Book of Amazing Facts

 

Illustrated by Ross Collins

 

 

[published by Hodder Children’s Books]

Transport

transport002-cThe first air passengers were a sheep, a duck and a cock, who sailed up in a hot air balloon, watched by the King of France.

An American inventor has designed a bike with 54 speeds, 5 computers, a security system, a speech synthesizer, and a telephone.

In 1838 the fast journey across the Atlantic (by steamship) took 15 days. Nowadays, planes can fly it in a few hours.

 

A feast of weird and wonderful facts about transport

A Science Museum Book of Amazing Facts

Illustrated by Tim Archbold

 

 

[published by Hodder Children’s Books]