Children's Miscellany

SEEING STARS: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations

by Sara Gillingham

This lovely book is a perfect children’s introduction to the constellations but will also appeal to any adult who has ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered about The Hare, The Lyre and The Sea Monster. Sara Gillingham tells the mythological and historical stories behind the clusters of stars and gives tips on where and when to see them.

£17.95 Hardback

THE SILK ROADS: A New History of the World

by Peter Frankopan, illustrated by Neil Packer

From ancient times the Silk Roads have connected the east and west; warriors, scientists, priests and camels laden with precious goods have all made the often perilous journey. This unique book is an adventure story as much as a history and will appeal to readers from 9 to 90.

£16.99 Hardback

A HISTORY OF PICTURES FOR CHILDREN

by David Hockney & Martin Gayford, illustrated by Rose Blake

Martin and David take the reader from the earliest cave paintings to the most modern photos taken on a smart phone. On the way they discuss cinema, ready-made tubes of paint and video games. With over seventy pictures of very different artworks and Rose Blake’s colourful illustrations throughout, this is an accessible and enjoyable journey through the history of pictures.

£14.95 Hardback

MAPS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

by Rachel Dixon, illustrated by Livi Gosling

Forty-eight glorious maps show everything that makes the United Kingdom special. County by county the book describes three hundred people from the past and present, things to do and places to visit: a fortress shaped like a Tudor rose in Kent, the biggest colouring pencil in the world in Cumbria and Out Stack, the most northerly point of the British Isles.

£16.99 Hardback

HARRY POTTER: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts

by Matthew Reinhart, illustrated by Kevin M. Wilson

Hogwarts is displayed in 3-D glory: the castle, the Quidditch pitch, the Forbidden Forest and more. Mini-pops on each page bring the Marauder’s Map and the Flying Ford Anglia to life. This makes the perfect gift for any Potter fan, regardless of age.

£50 Hardback