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David Attenborough

Meet David Attenborough, the inspiring broadcaster and conservationist.

Little David grew up in Leicester on the campus of a university, where his father was a professor. As a child, he spent hours in the science library, collating his own specimens and creating a mini animal museum. When he was old enough to go to university, he studied science and zoology – but what he wanted most of all was to be close to the animals he was studying.

So, he started working in television, visiting animals in their natural habitats and telling the world the untold stories of these animals. Little David went on to become one of the most celebrated environmentalists on the planet, teaching generation after generation about the importance of the natural world.

Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating broadcaster and natural historian, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own.

Little People, Big Dreams Colouring Book

Grab your coloring pencils and get creative, with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

15 famous faces are featured in this coloring book accompaniment to the best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series. Each spread features an engaging large face to color, alongside endpaper patterns, and an abridged version of the person’s story. Perfect for entertaining young children at home and developing their motor skills.

Terry Fox

Meet Terry Fox, the legendary Canadian who ran the Marathon of Hope.

Terry loved every sport under the sun. He was training to become a sports teacher when he received the cancer diagnosis that meant that his leg would have to be amputated. Owing to his experiences as a patient, Terry decided that he had to do something to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He embarked upon an incredible feat, the Marathon of Hope, in which he ran for 143 days, travelling the equivalent of a single marathon every day, and raised millions of dollars for his fellow Canadians. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the legendary Canadian hero.

Alexander von Humboldt

Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the botanist and adventurer.

As a kid, Alexander wasn’t a great student. He had a naturally curious mind, but he saw the world differently to his teachers and fellow pupils, and just couldn’t quite fit in. But when he began collecting plants as an adult, Alexander realised he’d found his passion.

From then on, he become a great explorer, travelling the world to document all kinds of plants and species. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the scientist.

 

 

Wilma Mankiller

Meet Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Growing up, little Wilma was surrounded by her Cherokee heritage. Her parents taught her to be proud of who she was, and all that had come before her. But when the family moved from Oklahoma’s Rocky Mountains to the city of San Francisco, it was a big change, and Wilma fully realised how unfairly the world treated Native Americans.

As an adult, she became a leader in the fight for Native American rights, and rose to become the first woman to ever be elected as a Chief of a Cherokee Nation. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the pioneering Native American leader and activist.

Neil Armstrong

Meet Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

Little Neil’s dreams took flight when he rode on his first airplane as a child. After studying aeronautical engineering and time spent in the navy, he became a pilot. From there, he was selected to take a trip to where no human had gone before – the moon! Along with his team, Buzz and Mike, he was the captain of the Apollo 11. And Neil took a giant step for humankind as the first person to ever step onto the surface of the moon.This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the legendary astronaut.

Marcus Rashford

Meet Marcus Rashford, the world-famous footballer and campaigner against childhood hunger.

When Marcus was a kid, he had a family that loved him and a talent for football. His mom, Melanie, worked long hours to provide for her family, but sometimes she would go without food herself to make sure that her children had enough to eat. With his mom’s support, Marcus pursued his dreams and progressed through the youth academy at Manchester United Football Club. He worked hard and trained for years to reach the top of the game, making his debut in the Premier League in 2016. But no matter how successful he became, he never forgot where he came from and his experience as a hungry child. When schools were closed during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the situation left schoolchildren without free meals that they would have had. And so Marcus took it upon himself to lead a nation-wide campaign to ensure that no child would go without food. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the footballer’s life.

Mae Jemison

Meet Mae Jemison, scientist, astronaut and the first ever black woman in space.

When Mae Jemison was a little girl, she dreamed of blasting off into space on a rocket ship. She was so excited as she watched the Apollo Moon landings, but she wondered… why none of the astronauts were women?
Mae loved science and was so bright that she started college at just 16, and was training to be a doctor by the age of 20. She joined the Peace Corps, using her medical knowledge to help people in countries all around the world. Upon returning to the United States, she was accepted into NASA’s astronaut program.

After hard work and training, in 1992 Mae became the first Black woman to travel into space! This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the groundbreaking astronaut’s life.

Laverne Cox

Meet Laverne Cox, the actress and trans pioneer.

As a kid, Laverne felt different. Even though she felt like a girl, she wasn’t allowed to live her life as a girl. But she loved dancing and acting, and felt like she could be her true self under the spotlights on stage. After school, she moved to New York City to study ballet, and pursued acting.

Laverne became the first transgender woman of colour to lead a TV series, and was the first ever trans actress to be nominated for an Emmy. She continues to inspire kids all around the world to live their lives how they want to, and to be their true selves. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the actress.

Elvis Presley

Meet Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Elvis was born into poverty in North Mississippi, a place where opportunities were a rare thing to see. Still, he felt that someday, somehow, something amazing would happen. When he sang in a school talent show, he realised that singing was all he wanted to do with his life.

He had just finished high school when he plucked up the courage and walked through the doors of Sun Studios, ready to record his first song. After this came hit after hit, and he popularised a new genre of music that mixed all kinds of different styles. That genre was Rock ‘n’ Roll, and it would take the world by storm!

All the great artists that came after him still look up to little Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the unique and irreplaceable artist who changed the course of music history. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the music legend’s life.