For younger children
How to Grow a Dinosaur
By Caryl Hart, Ed Eaves
Think gardening is boring? Then think again! Weeding and digging will never seem the same after you’ve read this brilliant story about dinosaurs, jungles and jellybean trees!
The sun is shining, it’s a gorgeous day and the last thing Albie wants to do is help his mum digging a vegetable patch. Mum promises the seeds will grow something really exciting and sure enough, the next morning the garden has turned into a jungle! Albie has grown a prehistoric landscape – but also a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex!
What other exciting things has his mum’s seeds sprouted? And what else has she got planned for the vegetable patch? See how many dinosaurs you can spot lurking behind the bushes…
Published by Simon & Schuster
For older children
The Official Countdown to the London 2012 Games
By Simon Hart
Start the countdown here to the greatest sporting events on the planet – the Olympic and Paralympic Games! It’s packed with facts about the sports including records, profiles of sports superstars, medals and more!
Join the official London 2012 mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, as they discover each sport. They also follow a timeline from the very first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece all the way to the lighting of the flame for the 2011 Olympic Games.
You’ll also find out about Olympic and Paralympic legends, some of the greatest moments of past Olympic games, and who are our hopefuls for gold medals in 2012.
Amaze your friends with some real inside knowledge about the games – did you know that today’s gold medals are made mainly from silver?
Published by Carlton Books
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