The Street Beneath My Feet

Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feet offers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience.

Author: Charlotte Guillain

Publisher: words & pictures

ISBN: 9781682971369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 389

This double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock and the planet’s molten core, and run seamlessly into the next. Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feet offers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. And its fold-out, 'laperello’ style, which extends to eight feet in length, is ideal for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.

The Street Beneath My Feet

When you're walking along the city streets there's always so much to see and hear.

Author: Charlotte Guillain

Publisher: Words & Pictures

ISBN: 9781784937317

Category: Earth (Planet)

Page: 20

View: 521

Picked by the Guardian as one of '15 Modern Classics' books This double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock and the planet's molten core, and run seamlessly into the next. Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feetoffers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. This expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 2.5 metres long, perfect for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.

The World Around Me

Step out your front door and begin a journey of discovery around the world! Fold out the richly illustrated pages of this expansive concertina book to clamber over mountain ranges, trek through jungles and sail across vast seas.

Author: Charlotte Guillain

Publisher: words & pictures

ISBN: 0711258163

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 192

Step out your front door and begin a journey of discovery around the world! Fold out the richly illustrated pages of this expansive concertina book to clamber over mountain ranges, trek through jungles and sail across vast seas. Spot wildlife, visit amazing cities, experience different cultures and see famous landmarks as you whiz by. With so much to explore on this globetrotting adventure, it’s a good thing the book stretches to an incredible 2.5 meters long – you’ll get halfway around the world before you even have to turn the page! Stretch out the book's accordion-fold pages and take in the wonders of the world's cities and landmarks – traveling through over 60 countries. Then turn it over and explore the amazing diversity of creatures and landscapes on planet Earth. What can you spot on your travels? Explore even more of the world with the critically acclaimed The Street Beneath My Feet (March 2017) and The Skies Above My Eyes (August 2018), companion books from the Look Closer series.

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

"The right story at the right time. . . . It's not just a narrative; it's an experience. It's the novel we've been waiting for.

Author: David Barclay MOORE

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 1524701270

Category:

Page: 304

View: 589

"The right story at the right time. . . . It's not just a narrative; it's an experience. It's the novel we've been waiting for." --The New York Times A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity. ** WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING-JOHN STEPTOE AWARD FOR NEW TALENT! ** MICHAEL B. JORDAN TO DIRECT MOVIE ADAPTATION! SIX STARRED REVIEWS! It's Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren't celebrating. They're still reeling from his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly's mother's girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly's always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward. His path isn't clear--and the pressure to join a "crew," as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape--and an unexpected bridge back to the world. David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge--of adolescence, of grief, of violence--and shows how Lolly's inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors. MORE PRAISE FOR THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET: A New York Times Notable Book A Time Top 10 Children's Books of the Year A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year A Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of the Year An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book "A fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us. David Barclay Moore is an exciting new voice. We definitely haven't heard the last of his brilliance." --Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning of Brown Girl Dreaming "The Stars Beneath Our Feet is about the weight of the world on the back of a child, and the creative tools necessary to alleviate that pressure. I found myself rooting for Lolly, and you will too." --Jason Reynolds, Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner for As Brave As You

The Road Beneath My Feet

"Cut to July 2012—the London Olympics, where Turner and his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, are playing the pre-show, after having headlined sold-out arena shows across the UK for months. The Road Beneath My Feet is the unvarnished ...

Author: Frank Turner

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1468313282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 964

In the fall of 2005, Frank Turner was virtually unheard of. His rock band, Millions Dead, was finishing up a grueling tour and had agreed that their show on September 23 would be their last. The entry on the band's schedule for September 24 read simply: "Get a job."Cut to July 2012—the London Olympics, where Turner and his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, are playing the pre-show, after having headlined sold-out arena shows across the UK for months. The Road Beneath My Feet is the unvarnished story of how Turner went from crashing on couches at house shows to performing for thousands of screaming fans who roar his every lyric back at him. Told through tour reminiscences, this is a blisteringly honest tale of a rock career that's taken Turner from drug-fuelled house parties and the grimy club scene to international prominence and acclaim. But more than that, it is an intimate account of what it's like to spend your life constantly on the road, sleeping on floors, invariably jetlagged, all for the love of playing live music.

What Did the Tree See

'This beautifully drawn book is a delightful launchpad for home learning' – Sunday Times Told in gentle rhyming verse, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows the story of an oak tree on a hilltop as it witnesses life changing ...

Author: Charlotte Guillain

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 1913519856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 768

'This beautifully drawn book is a delightful launchpad for home learning' – Sunday Times Told in gentle rhyming verse, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows the story of an oak tree on a hilltop as it witnesses life changing around it over the course of hundreds of years. From the time when hunters chased deer through the woodland, to when trees were cleared for farmland, to the smog and factories emerging during the industrial revolution., one majestic oak has seen it all, and now we can too. Accompanying pages at the end of the book include a timeline of events in world history across the periods featured in the poem, the life cycle of an oak tree, and prompts to help parents and children explore their own local history.

The World Beneath Their Feet

A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Sides, Erik Larson, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.

Author: Scott Ellsworth

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316434876

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 162

A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot -- one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history sure to enrapture fans of Hampton Sides, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.

I Can be an Archaeologist

Describes, in simple text and illustrations, archaelogy and the work of an archaeologist.

Author: Robert B. Pickering

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN:

Category: Archaeologists

Page: 29

View: 285

Describes, in simple text and illustrations, archaelogy and the work of an archaeologist.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks, and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music.

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466822627

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 551

Salman Rushdie's most ambitious and accomplished novel, sure to be hailed as his masterpiece. At the beginning of this stunning novel, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earthquake and never seen again by human eyes. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks, and again finds her, over and over, throughout his own extraordinary life in music. Their epic romance is narrated by Ormus's childhood friend and Vina's sometime lover, her "back-door man," the photographer Rai, whose astonishing voice, filled with stories, images, myths, anger, wisdom, humor, and love, is perhaps the book's true hero. Telling the story of Ormus and Vina, he finds that he is also revealing his own truths: his human failings, his immortal longings. He is a man caught up in the loves and quarrels of the age's goddesses and gods, but dares to have ambitions of his own. And lives to tell the tale. Around these three, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears have begun to appear in the fabric of the real. There are glimpses of abysses below the surfaces of things. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Salman Rushdie's most gripping novel and his boldest imaginative act, a vision of our shaken, mutating times, an engagement with the whole of what is and what might be, an account of the intimate, flawed encounter between the East and the West, a brilliant remaking of the myth of Orpheus, a novel of high (and low) comedy, high (and low) passions, high (and low) culture. It is a tale of love, death, and rock 'n' roll.

Under Your Feet Soil Sand and Everything Underground

Bursting with colorful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on.

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (DK Rights) (DK IPL)

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0744025192

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 309

Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered... Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus - the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your own back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colorful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on.

The Rocking Book of Rocks

Discover space rocks, gemstones, metals, volcanoes, world wonders and more. With out-of-this-world artwork from Anna Alanko and expert content written by two geologists, this is the book all rock-crazy kids need.

Author: Florence Bullough

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 1786038730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 908

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about rocks and minerals in this stunning book. Discover space rocks, gemstones, metals, volcanoes, world wonders and more. With out-of-this-world artwork from Anna Alanko and expert content written by two geologists, this is the book all rock-crazy kids need.

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill

When a big blue thing arrives on Howling Hill, the wolves, bears, boars, and foxes try to scare it away, but it takes the smallest of the creatures to send it packing.

Author: Yuval Zommer

Publisher: Templar Books

ISBN: 0763674036

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 124

When a big blue thing arrives on Howling Hill, the wolves, bears, boars, and foxes try to scare it away, but it takes the smallest of the creatures to send it packing.

It Starts With A Seed

In gentle rhyme, It Starts with a Seed evocatively explores the growth of a tiny sycamore seed.

Author: Laura Knowles

Publisher: Words & Pictures

ISBN: 0711244073

Category:

Page: 34

View: 123

In gentle rhyme, It Starts with a Seed evocatively explores the growth of a tiny sycamore seed. Taking a journey through the seasons and years, we follow the seed as it transforms from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page. As the tree grows, it is joined by well-loved woodland creatures - squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls - who make it their home. Beautiful and evocative, It Starts with a Seed is a factual story that will touch children with its simple but enchanting message of life and growth. Beautifully presented, It Starts with a Seed has a gold embossed front cover, gatefolds, textured paper and specialised etching technique, hand made by the illustrator throughout. It Starts with a Seed was the winner of the inaugural Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction.

Ninja

Presents the history, training, weapons, and responsibilities of the ninja.

Author: Charlotte Guillain

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 141093764X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 384

Presents the history, training, weapons, and responsibilities of the ninja.

Above and Below

Lift the lid on eight animal habitats to see the extraordinary natural stories that happen above and below the surface.

Author: Patricia Hegarty

Publisher: Caterpillar Books

ISBN: 9781848576070

Category:

Page: 22

View: 103

Lift the lid on eight animal habitats to see the extraordinary natural stories that happen above and below the surface. From the rainforest to the ocean and the macro to the micro, lift the flap to explore the fascinating relationships occurring in each of the world's ecosystems.

One Hundred Bones

Scruff the dog is a stray who loves to dig, which doesn't make him the most popular dog in town, but one day, he sniffs out a pile of old bones that just may change how the neighborhood thinks of him.

Author: Yuval Zommer

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763681830

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 651

Scruff the dog is a stray who loves to dig, which doesn't make him the most popular dog in town, but one day, he sniffs out a pile of old bones that just may change how the neighborhood thinks of him.

The Big Book of Birds

The next Big Book in theseries introduces youngchildren to some of the most colorful, magnificent,silly, and surprisingfeathered creatures fromaround the world.

Author: Barbara Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500651513

Category: Birds

Page: 64

View: 764

Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more. It opens with introductory spreads explaining how to recognize different bird's eggs, the bird family tree, why different species of birds have different beaks and feathers, and why some birds migrate and travel vast distances every year. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of bird, including hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos, bald eagles, secretary birds, albatrosses and red-crowned cranes. Some will teach children how to spot different birds within a specific variety, for example how to differentiate the American robin from the European robin. Others explore bird habitats, for example showing how birds adapt to live in cities. Finally, the book invites young bird spotters to protect birds where they live and make their gardens bird friendly. This is a big, beautiful book to look at again and again.

The Future Architect s Handbook

Introduces architecture and how architects work by tracing each step in the building of an imaginary house, from the initial idea to the development of plans to the point where the architect can pass the designs to a contractor.

Author: Barbara Beck

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764346767

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 511

For children with a passion for drawing, or dreams of creating buildings, this book explores how architects really work, taking the young reader through the entire process for planning and designing a house. Learn about an architect's four main drawings: the Site Plan, Floor Plan, Section, and Elevation—including the concept of drawing each plan to scale. Aspiring architects discover design techniques, along with different, exciting architectural styles used today. All of this is brought to life in freehand, pen-and-ink architectural drawings that will inspire children to apply these lessons to their own designs. This book is the perfect introduction to architecture, revealing why buildings look and function as they do. While this creative book is ideal for the middle grades, ages 9-12, even adults will find it inspiring.

Paper World Planet Earth

This guide to our planet shows paper being engineered like never before.

Author:

Publisher: Big Picture Press

ISBN: 9781536208542

Category:

Page: 30

View: 291

This guide to our planet shows paper being engineered like never before. Paper World: Planet Earth uses ingenious paper cutouts to reveal the amazing details of our planet, from bubbling volcanoes to rushing rivers to the boiling hot interior of the Earth. With detailed art by studio Bomboland, a fact-filled text, and flaps and die-cuts on every spread, this one-of-a-kind novelty book will appeal to readers of all ages.

Beneath My Feet

All of them analyse our need to put one foot in front of the other."--Back cover.

Author: Duncan Minshull

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781910749982

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 521

"Walking and writing have always gone together. Think of the poets who walk on a rhythm for their linesand the novelists who put their characters on a path. [This volume] rounds up the most memorable walker-writers from the 1300s to the modern day, from country hikers to urban strollers, from the rationalists to the truly outlandish. All of them analyse our need to put one foot in front of the other."--Back cover.