A few months ago we were sent four books from the Collins Fascinating Facts series (you can see the full series here). The four that we were sent are:
The Human Body one was my first stop when the children were looking at blood a week or so ago. They were really taken by the book and the clear pictures and I was able to read them the text which clearly explains the various bits to them. I like the Collins books and they are invariably my go to resource in the library when we are looking at new topics. These books are aimed at 7+ but the pictures in them grabbed the attention of Mr D (4) and Miss E (2).
They are both very taken with Space too, so the solar system book is one that I often find Miss E flicking through, looking for pictures of Earth. I think we will undertake a space topic again in the coming weeks so and use this book as the basis of our learning.
The books are well set out, taking each topic in a logical order. They are challenging enough for independent readers but simple enough for parents to read with younger children to help them grasp the concepts. The pictures are clear and helped my two understand what the double page spread was about, and they have been able to go back to the body book independently and talk through the pages we looked at – reinforcing their understanding. There is also a helpful ‘useful words’ section at the back to help children review any news words and improve their vocabulary.
The books contain a wide range of information and fun facts in a really accessible way. There are twelve in the series and I’ll be be looking to add the other titles in the series to our home library over the coming months to help form the basis of some of our home learning activities. The series of books would really suit those undertaking home education or those looking to supplement school learning. There is a real wealth of information contained that will capture your children’s imaginations and innate thirst for knowledge.