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A fun, fact-packed introduction to the brain and nervous system for young science enthusiasts.

The brain – a wrinkly, spongy mass the size of a cauliflower that sits in our heads and controls everything we do! Discover what its made of, how it works and why we even need one in this fun, fact-packed introduction to the brain.

Inside the pages of this STEM book for children aged 7-9, budding young scientists will discover:

– An age-appropriate introduction to the brain, what it is, what it does, how it works, and how it evolved
– All about how scientists study the brain and nervous system
– Introduces concepts like how we think, what consciousness is, and how the brains of other animals are different
– Encourages young readers to develop an interest in STEM fields – including biology, medicine, and science
– Each page is filled with engaging photographs and artworks with easy to understand text

Filled with colourful illustrations and bite-sized chunks of information, this book covers all your questions on everything from the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, to how information is collected and sent around the body. Also, explore questions about the brain that we don’t know the answers to yet!

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Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers from bestselling author Kate Pankhurst, a descendent of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. In this first book, read the true stories of amazing scientists and discover things that are out of this world!

Women have been responsible for many of the world’s most groundbreaking scientific discoveries. These are the stories of incredible female scientists whose hard work and persistence changed our understanding of science, and transformed people’s ideas of what women can do.

Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Scientists and Their Stories is a celebration of women who made some of the world’s most important scientific breakthroughs.

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What did the ancient Romans snack on? Where does chocolate come from? And how has the humble potato shaped history? There is a whole world of food to discover!

Everywhere on our planet where people can be found, there are different foods that we enjoy, and different ways of preparing and eating them, too. From fruits, vegetables, cheeses and grains to spices, honey, chocolate and foods of the future, find out where foods come from, and what we grow, farm, forage and cook in order to eat. Explore more than 100 dishes and food traditions from every corner of the globe, and what people ate for lunch 5,000 years ago. Roasted hedgehog, anyone?

Bursting with colour and fascinating facts, the World of… looks at what we have in common, and celebrates our differences.

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Did you know that crocodiles can live to be over 100 years old, and can climb trees to sunbathe? They can even sense the vibrations from a single drop of water falling from the mouth of a drinking wildebeest over twenty metres away.

Sink your teeth into this fascinating illustrated guide to the largest reptiles on Earth, full of juicy facts on crocodile behaviour, biology and myth, and packed with details on how we can live with and protect our scaly companions.

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Think you know everything about the Three Lions and the Lionesses?

Have you heard of . . .
*The naughty pitch-invading dog that stole the show at the 1962 World Cup?
*The English amateurs who achieved Olympic gold?
*The spy who snuck into training?
*The incredible comeback of the England women’s team?
*The infamous World Cup handball that sealed England’s fate?
*The Lost Lionesses who made it big in Mexico?

The beautiful game has always reigned supreme in England. These incredible and sometimes ridiculous stories may give you some idea of why. From penalty pain to unbelievable comebacks, discover some of the best true tales of our beloved national teams.

Compiled by bestselling author Matt Oldfield, this is the third book in the award-winning Unbelievable Football series and the perfect World Cup gift for football fans everywhere.

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Travel through time, grab your magnifying glass and seek out incredible facts about ancient history in this search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot!

Spanning continents and covering thousands of years , this fun, lively book shows how the people of these vanished civilisations lived and how their societies evolved. Explore the lives of ancient Greek Gods , meet fearsome gladiators from ancient Rome and uncover the mystery of the Aztecs .

Explore civilisations including:

  • Babylonia
  • Carthage
  • Qin Dynasty
  • Maya
  • Mongol Empire
  • Kingdom of Zimbabwe

… and many more , with a dedicated two-page spread for each one, brimming with hidden detail and bustling with action.

Use the free magnifying glass to spot more than 200 ancient world-themed items in each eye-boggling illustration.

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Discover the enthralling and diverse stories of 50 brilliant Britons through the ages, from the warrior queen Boudicca of early Britain, who rose in revolt against the Romans, to activist Malala Yousafzai, who fights for every girl’s right to an education today. The gripping tales include key figures from all areas of British life – science, medicine, entertainment, sports, activism and more.

Featuring the inspirational lives and achievements of amazing people such as Florence Nightingale, Alan Turing, Mary Prince, Stormzy, Charles Darwin and Noor Inayat Khan, Great Britons is not only a celebration of our history as an island, but also as part of a far larger and greater world.

Best Non-Fiction Books for Children

It’s time to celebrate all things factual with our selection of recommended children’s non-fiction books for readers who have a passion for information and knowledge. We’ve picked out non-fiction books filled with interesting facts and strong visual elements to keep young readers engaged, informed and entertained.

Dive into a world where young minds uncover the marvels of our planet, encounter fascinating creatures, decode the mysteries of science, draw inspiration from extraordinary individuals and embrace the richness of diverse cultures. Each carefully chosen book on this list serves as a portal to knowledge and an invitation for readers to discover more about the world around them.

We’ve put together a list of our favourite non-fiction books for children, grouped into age categories of 3-5, 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11.  You can purchase each age group’s non-fiction pack from Peters.

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A colourful celebration of costumes and cultures from around the world.

Celebrate world dress with this beautifully illustrated compendium of clothing. From colourful kimonos to dazzling flamenco dresses, this book takes you on a journey through the continents to discover the incredible variety of traditional dress.

With vibrant artwork by Chaaya Prabhat, this is a colourful celebration of clothing and cultures around the world.

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Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature is a beautiful gift book, illustrated in full colour by Barry Falls, and divided into five sections: looking out of the window, venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland and wandering on the river bank.

Dara pauses to tell you about each habitat and provides fantastic facts about the native birds, animals and plants you will find there – including wrens, blackbirds, butterflies, tadpoles, bluebells, bees, hen harriers, otters, dandelions, oak trees and many more.

Each section contains a discovery section where you will have a closer look at natural phenomenon such as metamorphoses and migration, learn about categorization in the animal kingdom or become an expert on the collective nouns for birds.

Each section finishes with an activity to do when you get home: plant wild flowers, make a bird feeder, try pond dipping, make a journey stick and build a terrarium.

Dara ends the book with advice for young conservationists.

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