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April Picks for Schools

16th March 2018

Reading Schemes


With lots of illustrations and fact-filled text, this series is great for readers who prefer non-fiction. This month's new addition is The Maya.

Who were the Maya? Where did they live? Why did they build tall stone temples? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this engaging information book, with internet links to specially selected websites.




Great for school libraries, or as an additional resource in the classroom, there are three fantastic art books out this April.

Discover some of the most famous paintings in the world, from da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Degas's Blue Dancers, in this beautifully illustrated Famous Paintings Picture Book. Produced in association with the National Gallery, London, this informative book also contains links to specially selected websites to find out more.

What is the point of art? Why do artists draw themselves? Who were the Impressionists? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this interactive Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Art. A great introduction to art for inquisitive young children, with links to specially selected websites for further information.

Enjoy an introduction to western painting, from the first cave paintings to modern masterpieces in this Story of Art Picture Book. Published in association with The National Gallery, London, pages are filled with fascinating facts about the paintings and artists, and include links to specially selected websites to take virtual tours of art galleries.


Have you ever wondered how cars roar along roads, or planes soar into the sky? Discover how all sorts of amazing things work, from fire engines and submarines to dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, in this exciting introduction to engineering for young children. With carefully selected website links to find out more, Look Inside How Things Work is a great addition to any primary school library.


Home Learning

Usborne Key Skills 

Written to support the National Curriculum, our Key Skills series is ideal for helping children to gain confidence in the skills they are learning at school, and is perfect for providing that extra support at home.

This month's titles are: Practice Pad Adding 5-6 and Practice Pad Multiplying 6-7.


Flashcards are a great way to help children to learn their times tables. This pack of Times Tables Flashcards contains 144 wipe-clean cards and a special pen to write the answers on the cards with.