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A History of Art in 21 Cats: From the Old Masters to the Modernists, the Moggy as Muse: an illustrated guide

Gould, Nia
More than just a drawing book, A History of Art in 21 Cats is perfect for art enthusiasts, drawing beginners and cat lovers alike.

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country


All About Feelings

Brooks, Felicity
How are you feeling today? This lively and engaging exploration of emotions helps young children learn to answer this important question. Topics covered include learning to describe feelings, how your feelings can change, and being kind to yourself. There are helpful notes for grown-ups at the back too and links to websites for more advice.

Ancient Wonders

Volant, Iris
How exactly was the Great Pyramid at Giza made? Were the mystical Hanging Gardens of Babylon even real? What became of the Lighthouse of Alexandria? Find out... in Ancient Wonders.

Anne Frank

Thomas, Isabel
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.

Be a Super Awesome Photographer

Carroll, Henry
Using real photographs for inspiration, this great book features 20 exciting and instant photo challenges to help you create your own masterpieces. All you need is a camera and your super snapping skills. Learn how to be invisible, play with your food, stop time, and much more!

Be an Irish Explorer

Shelford, Bex
This boredom-busting activity pad that will keep children entertained for hours is the ideal travel companion for young art lovers. Each page explores a different location, from Newgrange to Bunratty, the Giant's Causeway to the Cliffs of Moher.

Biographic: Dickens: Great Lives in Graphic Form

Robb, Michael
A guide to Dicken's life, work and legacy, featuring irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the writer behind the words.

Brian Boru: Warrior King: Little Library 2

Burke, John
Learn about the life and times of Brian Boru in the second book in John & Fatti Burke's Little Library.

Brief History of Life on Earth

Dupont, Clemence
The story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing concertina picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. Fully expanded to 8 meters (26 feet), this spectacular visual timeline is a very impressive panorama that reveals evolution in all its glory. Full color.

British Museum: Find Tom in Time, Ancient Egypt

Burke, Fatti (Kathi)
A brilliantly fun search-and-find puzzle book for children from 6+, developed in consultation with the British Museum! Tom's not only lost in time, he's lost his cat, too!

British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece

Strathie, Chae
A brilliantly funny and fascinating look at what life was like for a child in ancient Greece