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Welcome to the Arcturus Publishing childrenâ€™s new titles catalogue for spring 2014. We are pleased to present a collection of fantastic new additions to our growing list of innovative titles. Our editors have been working with talented paper engineers to add to our successful pop-up and model books list with titles such as Football: Rules of the Game, a great popup book in time for the Brazil World Cup, and Magical Worlds, an extraordinary new range of enchanting model books. We are also continuing to grow our lines of practical art, reference and activity books, with great design, quality illustrations and real value for money.
Build a T. Rex Claire Bampton 220mm x 220mm 5 spreads with 4 models £6.99 hardback Full colour 978-1-78212-983-7
May 2014 Build a Truck Claire Bampton 220mm x 220mm 5 spreads with 4 models £6.99 hardback Full colour These books contain all you need to create your own spectacular collection of models. Packed with entertaining, informative text and great illustrations, they include four easy-to-build models. No glue, no cutting, just press out the pieces and slot them together. Children aged 5+ will love creating a fascinating three-dimensional display. It’s a great way to learn through play!
New Series Princess Penny’s New Dress 220mm x 220mm 5 spreads with 4 pop-out jigsaws £6.99 hardback Full colour 978-1-78212-601-0
Freya the Fairy’s New Home 220mm x 220mm 5 spreads with 4 pop-out jigsaws £6.99 hardback Full colour 978-1-78212-600-3
Each delightful story book is also a jigsaw book and a colouring-in book too! There are four jigsaws, each with nine sturdy pieces that can be removed and reassembled. Under each jigsaw is a line drawing that can be coloured in. With so many ways to use this book, it’s sure to be popular with parents and children. Suitable for children aged 3+.
Football: The Rules of the Game Jim Kelman 250mm x 250mm 6 pop-up spreads £12.99 hardback Full colour 978-1-78212-820-5
This book is packed with tabs, flaps and pop-ups to bring the beautiful game to life. It explains the laws of soccer, from the basics to unusual scenarios. A poster for the 2014 World Cup is included, with space to fill in the results. For children aged 7+, as well as for adults who need a bit of help with the offside rule.
3-D Nature: Wild Animals Prowl with nature’s top predators and see Claire Bampton 280mm x 250mm 5 pop-up spreads £9.99 hardback Full colour
how they use their keen senses and amazing skills to capture their prey. Pop-ups, tabs and flaps add interest to the fascinating facts and visually stunning spreads. A fantastic learning experience for readers aged 6+.
3-D Nature: Dinosaurs 3-D Nature: The World’s Fastest Animals Claire Hawcock 280mm x 250mm 5 pop-up spreads £9.99 hardback Full colour 978-1-78212-162-6
Claire Hawcock 280mm x 250mm 5 pop-up spreads £9.99 hardback Full colour 978-1-78212-163-3
New Series Magical Worlds: Mermaid 300mm x 200mm 5 spreads with 4 fold-out sections £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-299-9
Four large gatefolds with press-out pieces give hours of extra fun to these magical books. You can dress up your own mermaids or fairies with lovely dresses and pretty accessories. Also included are models such as a fairy wand or a mermaid’s purse. Beautiful illustrations and fun puzzles add to the magic of these books. Suitable for children aged 6+.
Magical Worlds: Fairy 300mm x 200mm 5 spreads with 4 fold-out sections £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-300-2
My Super-Stylish Book of Doodles and Design 280mm x 225mm 128 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-645-4
May 2014 This is a brilliant way for children aged 7 and above to improve their art skills and stimulate their imaginations. Each page has a different theme, but the pictures are left incomplete and part coloured so that young artists can finish them off using their own designs and colours.
Pretty Fabulous: Fashion and Craft Activity Book 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-599-0
April 2014 From bedazzling jewellery and blinging-up bags to creating stunning stationery and gorgeous gifts, this book is crammed full of funky, stylish craft projects. For ages 6 and up, it’s a must-have title for all mini fashionistas!
The Street Art Design Book 254mm x 210mm 144 pages £7.99 paperback with wiro 16 pages in full colour 978-1-78212-435-1
January 2014 Join the crew for a super-cool street art explosion! With a cast of cool characters, and more than 100 templates to choose from, this book shows readers aged 8 and above how to create their very own funky designs for their skateboards, t-shirts, sports kit and more.
Colouring Fun 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-622-5
June 2014 This exciting colouring and activity book provides hours of puzzling fun. Children aged 5 and up can solve a series of mazes and puzzles, colouring in the activities as the go. Each page has a different theme, from space and wizards to mermaids and cars, making the book a great way of developing visual skills. 4
Animal Origami 280mm x 216mm 96 pages plus 24 sheets of coloured paper £8.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-987-5
Discover how to turn a simple square of paper into a wild and wonderful creature! All that is needed to master the models is a pair of hands and this brilliant book with its simple photographic steps and clear instructions, which will keep children aged 7+ amused for hours.
Amazing Magic Tricks Illustrated by David Mostyn 270mm x 220mm 128 pages £7.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-452-8
Magic Mike’s Miraculous Magic Tricks
April 2014 Young readers aged 6 and above will amaze their friends and family with the breathtaking feats of magic in this book, the second in the series. Amusing step-by-step illustrations make each trick easy to master and fun to perform. All are guaranteed to wow the audience.
Illustrated by David Mostyn 270mm x 220mm 128 pages £7.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-84837-914-5
New Series The Perfect Princess Activity Book Lisa Miles 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-598-3
In this two-book series, readers aged 6 and up can follow the wonderful adventures of fairies and princesses and take part in lots of fun activities and puzzles. There are doodles, word searches, join-thedots, mazes and more. With delightful full-colour illustrations and charming characters, these are the perfect titles for little fairies and princesses everywhere.
The Magical Fairy Activity Book Lisa Miles 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-597-6
The Totally Brilliant World of Puzzles Lisa Regan` 254mm x 210mm 176 pages £6.99 paperback 978-1-78212-911-0
May 2014 The fourth in the hugely popular Totally Brilliant series offers young readers aged 6 and above a whole world of fabulous, fun puzzles! It’s a totally brilliant way to pass the time!
Time Travel Mazes Andy Peters 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-985-1
The third in the popular Mazes series, this title takes you on an incredible adventure through time. Readers aged 6 and above must help the heroes get back to the future by tackling a series of fun, colourful mazes. Andy Peters’ engaging artwork really brings the adventure to life.
Around the World in 80 Mazes Andy Peters 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-84837-867-4
Around the Universe in 80 Mazes Andy Peters 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-84858-449-5
Maze Adventure in Space Lisa Regan 270mm x 220mm 128 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-950-9
June 2014 Blast off for an amazing tour of the Universe with Max, Millie and Mojo the dog. There is a maze to complete in every place they visit and cool facts and photos. This ‘edutainment’ title is a great way of improving the Space knowledge of children aged 8+ through fun activities.
Maze Adventure Lisa Regan 270mm x 220mm 128 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-291-3
Amazing Illusions Puzzle & Activity Book 280mm x 225mm 128 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-621-8
May 2014 In this fun new title, children aged 8 and above can find out how optical illusions work, complete mind-bending pictures and even create new puzzles for themselves. With clear text and lively illustrations, this is a great choice for readers with busy minds. 6
Adding and Subtracting Puzzle & Activity Book Penny Worms 260mm x 230mm 96 pages £6.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-78212-709-3
For ages 6 and up, this fun-packed book is bursting with fill-in activities designed to teach budding mathematicians the basics of adding and subtracting. Maths has never been such fun!
Magic Mental Maths
Samantha Hilton 275mm x 150mm 24 pages £7.99 hardback Full colour
Samantha Hilton 275mm x 150mm 24 pages £7.99 hardback Full colour
Magic Times Tables Belinda Webster 275mm x 150mm 24 pages £7.99 hardback Full colour
Magic Adding and Subtracting Belinda Webster 275mm x 150mm 24 pages £7.99 hardback Full colour
The Amazing Book of Science Questions & Answers 270mm x 220mm 128 pages £7.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-84858-014-5
April 2014 Why does popcorn pop? What makes you hiccup? Why do ice cubes float? Why do zebras have stripes? The answers to these and many other brain-teasing questions can be found in this fact-packed book. The clear explanations will help readers aged 8 and above to make sense of many of the world’s most weird and wonderful things, while the colourful photographs and illustrations will keep them turning the pages.
A test of brainpower with a difference, the books in this series use hidden ‘red reveal’ answers – which can be viewed only with the ‘magic’ spyglass supplied – to teach children aged 6 and above mental arithmetic. They can test their skills and enjoy the colourful illustrations and fun characters. This novel approach to arithmetic will be welcomed by both parents and teachers alike.
The Children’s Bible 280mm x 225mm 208 pages £9.99 paperback Full colour 978-1-84193-639-0