New and forthcoming

Churchill's Wit

Richard M. Langworth

Charismatic, erudite and often controversial Winton Churchill was one of the most inspiring leaders of the 20th century, and one of its greatest wits. His much-celebrated sense of fun and mischief has led to many of his jokes and ripostes becoming almost as well known as his famous wartime speeches. Gloriously definitive, Richard Langworth includes all Churchill's most famous quips and witticisms, as well as little known asides and observations. The only book of its kind to be sanctioned by the Churchill estate, it captures the great statesman at his most eloquent, witty, and engaging, Churchill's Wit celebrates the humour and humanity of this most imposing man.

'My dear young man, thought is the most dangerous process known to man.'

'I believe I am the only man in the world to have received the head of a nation naked.'

'[A politician] is asked to stand, he wants to sit and he is expected to lie.'

'-Winston, you are drunk, and what's more you are disgustingly drunk.
-Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

The Big Green Book

Fred Pearce (and others)

How much of the planet does it takes to make your stuff? How much water does it take to grow the cotton for your t-shirt?
Why do we need to find greener types of energy?
What does it matter if the rainforests are being cut down?
Global warming, pollution, water shortages, ice caps melting . . .
What does it all mean?

Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and open up the amazing pops and discover the answers to these questions and more. Find out what YOU can do to help our planet stay green!

Workbook 2: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics

Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics activity books are a great way for children to learn and practise their phonics skills. The series of phonic readers and their accompanying activity workbooks have been carefully written to give gradual, structured practise of the synthetic phonics your child is learning at school.

This activity workbook includes lots of fun activities and stickers to help your child practise their letters and sounds and early reading skills, just as they do at school, and will help children prepare for the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1.

The series closely follows the order that a child is taught phonics in school, from initial letter sounds to key phonemes and beyond. It helps to build reading confidence through practice of these phonics building blocks, and reinforces school learning in a fun way.

Other titles in the series are: Phonic activity books, Phoneme Flash cards: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics, Say the Sounds: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics, Captain Comet's Space Party! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 1, Nat Naps! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Level 2, Top Dog: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 3, Fix It Vets: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 5, Dash is Fab! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 6, Big BIG Fish: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 7, Dig, Farmer, Dig! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics Level 8, Fun Fair Fun: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 9, Wow, Wowzer, Wow! Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 10, Wizard Woody: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 11, Monster Stars: Ladybird I'm Ready for Phonics: Level 12

Ladybird Readers Level 2 Pack

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

This Level 2 Pack is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. It contains ten Readers and ten Activity Books, and is available to order from the warehouse.

Ladybird Readers Level 1 Pack 1 - Singapore

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

This Level 1 Pack is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. It has been set up for the Malaysia/Singapore market and contains five Readers and five Activity Books.

Doctor Who Encyclopedia

Gary Russell

The definitive A-Z packed with never seen before photos, concept drawings and special effects artwork this is a must for every fan of the new series Doctor Who.

Covering both Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant's Doctors this encylopedia is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to know more about the Doctor, the Tardis, his friends and enemies and the worlds through which he travels. This is the Doctor Who book all the fans have been waiting for.

It is written by Gary Russell the author of the bestselling Doctor Who: Inside Story.

Music: Facts And Trivia

Martin Roach

Music: Facts and Trivia is the book you've been looking for. A massive compendium of intriguing, unbelievable, absurd, surprising and shocking facts from the world of music.

This fun and infromative book is an easy-to-read goldmine - dipping into it will delight music lovers, fact-finders and anyone excited by a passion for miscellany.

The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics

David Nelson

The Penguin Dictionary of Statistics is an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the subject. This new reference book is ideal for students at school and university, and will be invaluable to students of disciplines such as economics, psychology and medicine who regularly use statistical methods, as well as those in the business community who want to understand the terminology.

Fictionary

DailyCandy, Inc.

Maybe your vocab's out of vogue (please stop calling things 'rad'!) or maybe you're embarrassed you didn't know what your workmate meant when she told you about her 'desk-burn' (an uncomfortable injury sustained during in-office sex). Either way, you need this sexy, sassy guide to today's trendiest terms.

Packed full of the words and phrases that are just becoming popular, or that should be, this is your gorgeous glossary of the cleverest words you've never heard. Whether you've just spotted another teenile person (someone who is far too old for what they wear), eaten some crapas (a bad example of the Spanish food craze) or you're stuck in the middle of apathy hour (what happy hour usually feels like), show off your chic conversation skills with this invaluable dictionary of all the latest sassy sayings, fashionable phrases and words that don't exist but really should.

The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography

John B Whittow

The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography covers common geographical terms (such as anticyclone, mackerel sky, tropical rain-forest), as well as less familiar ones (badlands, frog-earth, reflective beach, white smoker). This invaluable dictionary is ideal for students of geography at all levels and for anyone who deals with the subject in the course of their work.

Ladybird Readers Level 3 - Singapore

Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

This Level 3 Pack is A1+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. It has been set up for the Malaysia/Singapore market and contains four Readers and four Activity Books.

The New Natural Death Handbook

Nicholas Albery (and others)

Today, an increasing number of people want to organise at least part of a funeral for themselves, without depending on funeral directors.

The New Natural Death Handbook shows you how to do everything from ordering a coffin to hiring a horse-drawn hearse to finding a woodland burial ground (where a tree is planted for each grave instead of having a headstone). It also explains how to arrange a burial on private land and how to set up a woodland burial ground as a business or charity.

George and Flora's Secret Garden

Jo Elworthy (and others)

George and Flora are planning a surprise party to welcome home their new baby sister! They're growing all the food for it themselves - with a little help from Grandpa - and are full of excitement as they watch how the baby grows in Mum's tummy and the vegetables grow in their garden.

With clear and easy to follow tips and a handy month-by-month planting planner, readers will find all the information they need to grow and cook their own tasty food.

Topsy and Tim: Go to London - Read it yourself with Ladybird

Topsy and Tim have an exciting trip to the capital city. What happens when they see the sights and meet the Beefeaters at the Tower of London?

Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills.

Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading.

Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools.
Topsy and Tim: Go to London is a Level 2 Read it yourself ebook, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.

Ripley's Simply Shocking!

Robert Leroy Ripley

Packed full of the most amazing facts and unusual-but-true tales, this new book celebrates all that is weird and wonderful in our world today.

Featuring a wealth of amazing images throughout, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Simply Shocking! is a 384-page extravaganza featuring, among many others, the man who pulled a minibus along with his eyelids, the extreme sportsman who kayaked down a 120-ft waterfall, the office chair racing championships, a dentist with no hands, and a surfing rat!

Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs, this book is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the weirder aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.

The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook 2008

Barry J. Hugman

This expansive 2008 edition of The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook contains in-depth information from around the world of boxing, including:

• full career records of all current British-based boxers;
• potted biographies and annual records for all IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO champions;
• all British Area, English, Celtic, British, Commonwealth, European and World title bouts in 2006-07;
• complete listings of British, Commonwealth, European and World champions;
• addresses of all British boxing promoters and managers;
• a comprehensive amateur section;
• boxing quizzes and several interesting articles; and
• many action and portrait photographs.

As essential as any of its previous 23 editions, The British Boxing Board of Control Boxing Yearbook 2008 is an excellent reference source for anyone involved or interested in the sport.