Reading Planet: Astro – Inside Our Planet – Saturn/Venus

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to look inside our planet? What is all that stuff beneath our feet? And what might happen to you if you fell through the Earth and came out the other side? Sophie and Jakub have the answers! They’re mad about magma, gripped by granite and fascinated by fossils! Join them on their virtual reality adventure, as they drill down towards the centre of the Earth. Inside our Planet is part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet. Astro books are ideal for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. Each book is dual-banded so that children can improve their fluency whilst enjoying exciting fiction and non-fiction relevant to their age. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Interest age: 10-11 Reading age: 7-8 years

How Poo Can Save the World : and Other Cool Fuels to Help Save Our Planet

We all do it… Use the big, white telephone. Drop anchor. A number two. The Big Plop. But instead of flushing it out of sight and out of mind, you should be proud of your brown masterpiece because it has the power to create a bright new future. That’s right – your poo can help save the world!Discover how people have used dung all through history, what happens to poo after you’ve flushed it away, and how it contributes to global warming. Explore how we can use poo to power our cars, homes and even rockets, and how scientists are using other ingenious sources of renewable energy. Featuring plenty of fun, ‘yuck’ poo facts and engaging illustrations, this book brings hope that cutting-edge scientific research into biofuels and sustainable technology could be the breath of fresh air we need to save us from climate disaster.