The earth is old and we are not, and that is all you must remember . . . Eleven-year-old Willodeen adores creatures of all kinds, but her favourites are the most unlovable beasts in the land: strange beasts known as 'screechers'. The villagers of Perchance call them pests, even monsters, but Willodeen believes the animals serve a vital role in the complicated web of nature. Lately, though, nature has seemed angry indeed. Perchance has been cursed with fires and mudslides, droughts and fevers, and even the annual migration of hummingbears, a source of local pride and income, has dwindled. For as long as anyone can remember, the tiny animals have overwintered in shimmering bubble nests perched atop blue willow trees, drawing tourists from far and wide. This year, however, not a single hummingbear has returned to Perchance, and no one knows why. When a handmade birthday gift brings unexpected magic to Willodeen and her new friend, Connor, she's determined to speak up for the animals she loves, and perhaps even uncover the answer to the mystery of the missing hummingbears. A timely and timeless tale about our fragile earth, and one girl's fierce determination to make a difference.
Prepare to explore our world as you've never seen it before! This collection of astounding, fun and beautiful maps explains everything about Planet Earth (and some other places!), including everything from the travels of Marco Polo to a map of the world's most disgusting food. It's a treasure trove of quirky and essential data, presented in fun, fascinating map form. If you want to know where the world's dog and cat breeds come from, what the Earth looked like 170 million years ago, where the best place in the world is to put a solar panel, how to find the hidden scene in the map of the USA, who brings Christmas presents across Europe, and even what the Earth looks like to dolphins, then this is the book for you!
FS: England Rule
Is England the team you cheer for at every EUROs or World Cup? Currently ranked among the top ten, the team has featured in no less than 16 World Cup finals, winning it in 1966, and then came so close to lifting the European trophy in 2020! In this fun and fact-filled book about the England's men's team, Football Superstar's dynamic duo, Dan and Simon, will take you through the historic highs of the 1966 World Cup, the heartbreak and tears of 1990 and 1996 to the resurgence of the current team. Along the way you'll learn about the legendary players, managers, matches, songs, fans and, of course, all the stats that tell the story of England's national sporting obsession. Football Superstars is a series aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.