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    • Children's & YA

      All the world's stage

      The Story of the theatre

      by Pyotr Vorotyntsev

      Humanity has been acting and playing roles from time immemorial. The book explores theatre as an elusive, floating art and outlines the evolving dynamics between the actors, director, costume designer, composer and the public. How did the relationship between actor and spectator change with time? This is an illustrated history of theatre from Ancient Greece till the present. Opera and ballet, puppet shows and street theatre, Noh and kabuki theatre, Shakespeare, Stanislavsky and Meyerhold.

    • Children's & YA

      Amazing Parasites:plants, fungi, animals

      by Alyona Vasnetsova

      We often use the word parasite meaning a lazy sponger. In biology however, organisms living at the expense of others are called parasites. We are surrounded by these creatures, they are everywhere, sometimes inside us, too! What a huge community! Plants, fungi, insects, even fish, birds and animals! Learn about how parasites live, why they are needed in nature and what use they can be to us.

    • Children's & YA
      March 2020

      Amelie Trott and the Earth Watchers

      by Moyra Irving

      This is the extraordinary story of how one small girl stopped a planetary catastrophe. It’s a very timely book, written for the child in us all, with a forceful message about the power of young people to transform the world - a theme currently demonstrated by brave young heroes like Greta Thunberg. And with magical synchronicity, the very week Greta began her lone vigil outside the Swedish government last year, over 1,000 miles (1,897 km) away in the fictional world of books, Amelie Trott took to Parliament Square, London - on a mission to avert the End of the World. It’s a family drama with an international feel - set mainly in England but with episodes in Washington DC and around the world.

    • Children's & YA

      Animals and their superpowers

      by Evgenia Günter

      We will establish who among them is the fastest, cunning, strongest. Who has the most sophisticated hunting methods, and who at any moment can disappear or turn into invisibility. Let's find out if it's true that polar bears have membranes, snakes sniff with their tongues, and frogs fly. And finally, the most amazing thing is whether there are animals in the world that practically do not get sick, and maybe even those that live forever ... Interesting? Then go ahead for unique facts!

    • Children's & YA
      November 2019

      Claire Malone Changes the World

      by Nadia L. King / Alisa Knatko

      Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg has captured the world’s attention as she campaigns to raise awareness of climate change and calls world leaders to account. All children can follow Greta’s lead. Claire Malone is the hero of Claire Malone Changes the World, a feisty character with boundless energy to change her world for the better. Armed with her typewriter and the determination to make a difference, Claire is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary desire to change things for the better. Writing letter after letter, Claire advocates for change. One day she notices that her local park needs upgrading and she commits wholeheartedly to the cause. This an empowering and inspiring picture book for young children but especially for girls. You will love the journey of Claire, a strong and ambitious girl, so much that you will want to read this book over and over again.

    • Children's & YA

      Fantastic Animals all over the world

      by Ekaterina Stepanenko

      From time immemorial people believed there were all kinds of wondrous creatures in faraway places. They fly in the air and swim deep in the ocean waters and hide in the mountains. Some have been hunted for hundreds of years and are still sought today. This book describes some of the bizarre creatures born by humankind’s fantasy: their habits and habitats and what science has to say about the possibility of their existence.Here you will find unicorn and cockatice, dragon and kitsune, the kraken and the Nessie, tripodero and bigfoot and many others.

    • Children's & YA

      Football: the game that changed the world

      by Laurent Nicolet and Lev Virovets

      Is it true that the first football players in Russia entertained the public between bicycle races? Why did bachelors and married men have to play against each other? Is it possible to cheat, to deceive the referee and win the world championship? What teams did the Little Mozart, Black Spider and Black Panther play for? Most people never ask such questions, while the authors of this book have not only asked them, but also found the answers. This is an exciting history of football from the very beginning till present day, for both children and adults, either long-standing fans or those trying to understand what inspires their friends and family.

    • Children's & YA

      How do animals sleep?

      by Evgenia Günter

      A goodnight book about funny sleeping habits of birds and animals. Do you struggle with putting your child to sleep every night? Mommy Dormouse tells her baby bedtime stories about other animals –where and how they sleep. Flamingoes and hummingbirds, snakes and hedgehogs, elephants and hippos, fish and ants – they all go to sleep! Some sleep in the trees and some underground, some in the water, or in the air, with their eyes open or closed, alone or together with the whole family, or even hanging upside-down.

    • Children's & YA

      Mathematics: History of Ideas

      by Maria Astrina and Iosif Ribakov

      This history of mathematics from prehistoric times till the 21st century tells about mathematicians and discoveries of each period, solutions to mathematical problems that led to unexpected discoveries in other fields of knowledge and the changing language of science. The authors concentrate not only on personalities and facts, but on the history of ideas and their progress, including the circumference of a circle, the π, the law of gravity, the theory of relativity, Euclid’s axioms and multidimensional Riemann spaces.

    • Children's & YA

      Paleontologists and their petsAND THEIR PETS

      by Anton Nelikhov

      Since ancient times, people found fossilized bones and shells of strange creatures. For thousands of years they did not understand who these remnants belonged to, and tried to explain their findings somehow: these bones belonged to giants and monsters, or to antediluvian fauna. Gradually, scientists began to understand that such remains belonged to animals, and finally they declared: long before the appearance of people, these bizarre animals, fishes and lizards existed on Earth, and those fossils were their remains.

    • Children's & YA

      To the Mountains!

      The history of mountaineering

      by Lada Bakal

      This is a unique story of how people changed their view of mountains and mountain climbing. First they saw mountains as an enemy to subjugate but with time the very process of ascent acquired a special meaning for the climbers. The subdued illustrations remind us of vintage postcards from the Alps.

    • Children's & YA

      We live in the stone age

      by Ekaterina Zavershneva

      The encyclopedia "We Live in the Stone Age" will tell you about how children and adults lived many thousands of years ago. With your own eyes, you will see archaeological excavations and plunge into the life of the Ice Age. You will learn how ancient people dressed and how they treated diseases, what a totem and taboos were, what were the first languages ​​and the first letters. Children will understand how to hunt a mammoth, light a fire, sew clothes from skins, celebrate the primitive New Year, navigate the forest, apply festive and war paint, understand the language of animals and birds. The story will come to life, become understandable and close

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