Wren & Rook

  • Billie Eilish

    Billie Eilish

    • Wren & rook
    • 11 Mai 2021

    Billie Eilish is a phenomenon. With distinctive visual flare and darkly poignant lyrics that are unparalleled among music icons of the 21st century, Billie is a musician who stands out from the crowd. Between her record-shattering award-winning music and her uncompromising and unapologetic attitude, it''s no surprise that her fanbase continues to grow by millions month after month. She is that rare combination of wildly popular and highly respected for her prodigious talent, a once in a generation superstar. Now in this stunning visual narrative journey through her life, she is ready to share more with her devoted audience for the first time, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos. This gorgeous book will capture the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. A must-have for any fan. Recommended for ages 14 and over.

  • Women in Art celebrates the success of some of the most iconic and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of artists. From well-known figures such as Frida Kahlo and Dame Vivienne Westwood to lesser-known artists including Harriet Powers (the nineteenth-century African American quilter) and Yoyoi Kusama (a Japenese sculptor), this charmingly illustrated and inspiring book highlights the achievements of 50 notable women in the arts. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women who have inspired the world from the 11th century to today.

  • Hello, I'm Mae Martin, a Canadian comedian with an encyclopedic knowledge of Harry Potter trivia. Aside from this, though, if there's one area that I'm 100% anecdotally and personally qualified to tackle, it's sexuality. If there is a 'sexuality spectrum', then I've probably existed at every point on it at some stage in my life. This book is my attempt to demystify sexuality by narrating my own, often humiliating adventures in sex, dating, gender identity, etc. and to get everyone to Just. Calm. Down. We'll talk about the pros and cons of labels, why history contains no stories of gay people living long, happy, successful lives, and my Number One teen crush Katie Anderson. Also included: sexual fluidity, gay genes, Lady Gaga and bisexual monkeys. My dream is that we get to a point where we don't even need to discuss sexuality at all. Where it's a total non-issue, and everyone's falling in love with everyone all over the place. Seeing as we're not there yet, however, I think it is incredibly important to talk about it. Openly, and without embarrassment. I hope this book is a step in that direction. ENJOY.

  • * A positive, reassuring and anxiety-eliminating book helping children change the way they think about the world * Pandemics, war, terror, natural disasters - the world feels scarier than ever. And we''re being inundated with rolling coverage on our TV screens, tablets, phones, computers... So much so that politics, global warming, health and the global economy are now some of the biggest concerns in a child''s life. But this is just part of the story. What about all the good things that are happening? The stories of solutions, positive change and the power of people to unite in challenging times? Drawing on amazing anecdotes, case studies, facts and figures from around the globe, Good news will help kids navigate fake and bad news, and realise there are a lot of positive things happening that just isn''t getting air time. Covering everything from the robots improving health care and the trees healing the planet, to everyday people who are helping their community with acts of kindness and the businesses fighting for good in the world. Empowering, reassuring and confidence-boosting, this book is a positive antidote for testing times.

  • NO. 1 BESTSELLER! 'A book that every teenage girl needs to read ... and every grown woman will wish she had read' Fearne Cotton 'Bold. Brilliant. Bryony! This is the ultimate guide to growing up happy' Dr Max Pemberton I wanted to be a unicorn. I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to be an astronaut. But the thing I really wanted to be, more than anything else, was a little less like me. It was only recently that I realised not wanting to be me was at the heart of every dumb decision I ever made. And so now I am writing this book containing all the life lessons I wish someone had taught me. A book for the teenage girl in me. And for every teenage girl out there. Because the most powerful thing you can be when you grow up is yourself. ------- Frank and fearless, You Got This openly explores topics like self-respect, body image, masturbation and mental health, making it the perfect companion for young women.

  • An inspiring, empowering, fantastically feminist and totally true story, perfect for fans of Little People, Big Dreams and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls! Meet the incredible Brontë family - Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Brontë are no ordinary children. Growing up on the wild, lonely moors of Yorkshire, they have nothing to entertain them but their imaginations and each other. So they invent extraordinary imaginery worlds, full of wars and love stories, soldiers, heroes and villains, ruled over by powerful women. As they grow up, the Brontës discover that the real world isn't such a great place to be a girl. But they are so determined that their voices be heard, they overcome almost unbeatable odds to be bestselling authors. This is the absolutely astonishing, fantastically feminist and, best of all, totally true story of one amazing family!

  • SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER "A very funny and inspiring read! Brilliantly practical with a wide variety of examples that make it relevant for both boys and girls (and adults)!" - Amazon Customer "A truly inspiring book for the younger generation!" - Amazon Customer " Brilliant book - perfect for that child/person who needs a little bit of confidence" - Amazon Customer " Everyone should read this ... Very motivational and inspiring." - Amazon Customer " Genuinely funny and engaging. There are messages in this book for both adults and children. It's a must read." - Amazon Customer This positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults. I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, and, most importantly, a Growth Mindset, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults. Coming soon - The You Are Awesome Journal

  • What do you think of when you hear the word 'hero'? Is it the wall-climbing, cape-wearing, villain-fighter you see in comics and films? Heroes can actually come in all forms, shapes and sizes. Some cook for the hungry. Some nurse the poorly back to health. Others raise money for important causes. From small acts of kindness to inventions that have saved the lives of hundreds of people, every person in this book has found their passion - or their superpower. No matter how big or small it might be, your power can be used to change the world for the better too. So put away the cape, climb down from that wall and discover how ordinary people can still do extraordinary things and become heroes. Written by Ben Brooks, the bestselling author of the Dare to Be Different books, and paired with vibrant comic-style illustrations throughout, this is the perfect guide for the budding superhero in your life!

  • A sensory voyage around the world, which fires the imagination by sharing the sounds, smells, tastes, sights and feelings of a journey to Earth''s most extreme places.>

  • Clare Balding, TV presenter, sportswoman, bestselling author and national treasure spent her childhood falling off and getting back in the saddle. In her first non-fiction book for children, she shares her warm, funny and reassuring personal insights into what it means to make mistakes and be unafraid of failure. Containing anecdotes from her own life and from the lives of the people she most admires, Clare's book will empower children with the confidence to own their mistakes, face up to failure, keep going - and emerge stronger and happier.

  • SAY HELLO TO BABY

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    • Wren & rook
    • 21 Janvier 2021

    Smriti Prasadam-Halls (Author) Smriti Prasadam-Halls is an award-winning, internationally bestselling British author whose books for children include I LOVE YOU NIGHT AND DAY (Publisher s Weekly #1 bestseller, Wall Street Journal bestseller), THE WAYS OF THE WOLF (English Association Non-Fiction Winner) and DON T CALL ME SWEET (Booktrust Treasure Pack). Smriti worked for the BBC and across children''s publishing and television for twelve years, as a writer and commissioning editor. She began writing books of her own in 2012 and is now published in more than 30 languages worldwide. Smriti lives and works in London with her husband and three sons. Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator) Britta Teckentrup is an illustrator, fine artist and writer. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and went on to study at St. Martin''s College and the Royal College of Art in London. Britta has created over 40 books, translated in 20 languages worldwide, and her artwork has been shown at exhibitions all over the world. She lives and works in Berlin with her artist husband and their son.

  • THE BOOK OF BOK - ONE MOON ROCK''S JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE Nouv.

    First man on the Moon Neil Armstrong reveals the adventure of the first Moon landing, and how the Earth and the Moon came to be, in this unique non-fiction picture book. A young boy sits up in bed and gazes at the distant Moon through his window. He wonders if, one day, a human will stand on its surface and look back at the Earth. But Earth is already being studied from the Moon. An all-seeing Moon rock of almost impossible age, called Bok, has been looking down at our blue and green planet for millennia. Geologists - people who study rocks - have a saying: ''Rocks remember''. During his time, Bok has witnessed some truly wondrous things. Created in the Earth-shattering collision 4.5 billion years ago that led to the formation of the Moon, he has seen stars burst into being and meteors streak through the solar system. He has seen his own Moon surface be transformed with craters, and he has watched a fiery, volcanic planet transform into the haven we know today - as mountain ranges rose up, oceans appeared and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. And he found himself rudely awoken one early lunar morning by a strange creature picking him up and throwing him into a box. That is how Bok and Neil Armstrong first met, and this is their (true) story.

  • YOU DON''T HAVE TO BE LOUD - A QUIET KID''S GUIDE TO BEING HEARD Nouv.

    Drawing on the narrative of his own life growing up as painfully shy child, Ben Brooks explores what it is to be ''quiet'' - what it means, what it can feel like and how we can embrace it - and debunks some of the myths about what it means to be a shy person. Around 60% of adults identify as ''shy'' - just one of the facts that Ben uses to ''normalise'' shyness, outlining stories of famously shy people from the past and the present - Charles Darwin, David Bowie, Greta Thunberg, Rosa Parks, Beyonce, Emma Watson - revealing the stories of successful adults who grew up shy but didn''t let it get in the way of their passion and creativity. Shy kids often have great innate skills - listening, creativity, kindness, compassion and problem-solving - so being shy or quiet is not something to ''outgrow'' but something to embrace and be proud of. Unique to the children''s market, this book will help shy kids to thrive in their own (quiet) way ...

  • DARE TO BE YOU

    Matthew Syed

    • Wren & rook
    • 3 Septembre 2020

    From the best-selling, award-winning author of You Are Awesome comes the much-anticipated follow-up, Dare to Be You . The world is a tricky place for kids, from friends telling you what to do, adverts telling you who to be and a seemingly endless onslaught of tests and competitions for you to ace. In Dare to Be You , Matthew helps children forge their own unique path, tackling problems and setbacks with determination, grit and resilience. Because this isn't about having a stiff upper lip - it's about developing an inner confidence that stems from knowing, and liking, yourself. Matthew explores the pressures to be perfect, cool and 'normal', and explains why finding the bravery to be yourself is the key to growing up happy. With You Are Awesome 's trademark mix of hilarious text, stylish illustration, personal insights, and inspiring real-life examples, Dare to Be You shares Matthew's boyhood journey, exploring the strategies he used to overcome negative thinking and achieve his very best. Make way for Generation Resilient...

  • Who needs a Prince Charming when you're busy running the world? From ancient empresses and warrior queens, to fearsome pirates and modern-day monarchs, Fabulously Feisty Queens explores the lives and legacies of history's most powerful women. Made of stronger stuff than beauty and grace, discover just how bright, brave, brilliant and clever the world's female rulers have been throughout the centuries. With a foreword by historian and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley and illustrations by Pauline Reeves.

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