size is relative, so is speed - and more

size is relative, so is speed - and more

BIG is a terrific read that seamlessly introduces relativity - which is key to understanding concepts of measurement and geometry. If that one concept doesn’t quite gel in young minds, it makes further maths that much trickier. It's a fun and totally appealing little book.
ages newborn to 8 years / s.t.e.m.

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witty and funny, this book has been capturing little hearts for nearly 30 years

witty and funny, this book has been capturing little hearts for nearly 30 years

A well-loved classic, A Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the cycle from egg to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly, eating through an impressive amount of food! It's a great book for talking about life cycle, for early counting and for food identification. And because it's so popular, there's an abundance of Hungry Caterpillar themed activities to keep the fun going.
ages newborn to about 6 years

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maths and family dinners, a winning combination

maths and family dinners, a winning combination

ages 2 to 8 years
Our Easter this year (as every year) is choc-full of family feasts – we have three big feasting occasions over the four days - and all the busyness of making shopping lists and planning reminded me of this great mathematical story. It’s all about Mr & Mrs Comfort who decide to host a family dinner.

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a fascinating way to make big things comprehensible

a fascinating way to make big things comprehensible

This is a brilliantly informative and fun book. It’s all about scale. Scale is tricky to understand for young children, but numbers can get so big that it becomes almost impossible to get a sense of scale even for older children, teens and adults. That's where this book comes in.
ages 4 years to grownup

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a lovely bedding-down story for the end of the day

a lovely bedding-down story for the end of the day

ages newborn to early childhood
In our house at least, Big Red Barn is a bedtime book. It’s the softly told story of farm animals bedding down for the night ... lovely, calming and reassuring. And elevating.

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A NICE WALK IN THE JUNGLE :: vindication for every child who has been ignored!

A NICE WALK IN THE JUNGLE :: vindication for every child who has been ignored!

Age guide: 2 to 8 years & grown-up
With the friendliest looking boa constrictor ever greedily gobbling children on a nature walk with their teacher (it’s pink and green instead of the usual yellow and green or brown) – this is a joyful and funny book. It’s especially funny if you could possibly be one of the people the book is inscribed to: ‘all absent-minded parents and enthusiastic teachers’. 

Which I imagine covers most adults at one time or another.

This is the story of a school nature walk gone horribly wrong, then most satisfyingly redeemed. 

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