We have discovered a new children’s non-fiction series here and we are absolutely loving it! Let me tell you all about them, and then I’ll give one of you a chance to win a bundle of them, too…
Ivy Press publish these brilliant books, and there are several titles in the series. As you can see, we’ve been enjoying Inventions in 30 Seconds, Ancient Egypt in 30 Seconds, Earth in 30 Seconds and Myths in 30 Seconds. There are other topics covered, such as space, science ideas, oceans and the human body, and there will be books about insects and weather out later this year. All are priced at £9.99 and are paperbacks. The books are aimed at children aged 8-12, but Boo, at 5, has been enjoying them as have adults, too – she’s read some of them with me, daddy and nanny now, and we are all equally impressed. We are learning , let alone Boo!
As the titles suggest, each book is a collection of 30 topics, a page dedicated to each, on the premise that it can be read in 30 seconds. You can, of course, but I’d recommend lingering over each page, with illustrations, a little longer than that and absorbing the information.
As well as the explanations, stories and narratives, many pages also include further facts or activities in boxes at the bottom.
These are great for children and adults alike (though I notice that they do also publish an adults 30 seconds series, too, and they look absolutely fascinating), full of bite-size chunks of information on a great variety of subjects. They’re easy to dip in and out of, and I can see them being picked up and read and re-read many times by both of my kids over the coming years. I’m really impressed with this series, and Boo’s really enjoying them, too – so much so she’s chosen to take them in for Show and Tell at school this week, as she wants to share her new-found knowledge with her classmates!
I do have a set of these books to give away now, too, the same four as pictured here. To be entered into the draw, use the rafflecopter below. It’s open to UK entrants only, and closes at 12am 20th July 2015. Good luck!
What do you like about these books?
Disclosure: We received the books FOC for the purposes of this review, though as ever, all words and opinions remain my own