TRANSPORT: PAST & PRESENT

For all those who love to travel, enjoy these terrific transport tales...

The Great Balloon Hullaballoo

by Peter Bently 

When Simon the squirrel’s mum sends him off to the shop, Simon decides to fly to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset’s hot air balloon in search of cheese. Shopping in outer space is very exciting, but proves to be a bit of a distraction . . .

The Way Back Home

by Oliver Jeffers

One day, a boy found an aeroplane in his cupboard. He didn’t remember leaving it in there, but he thought he’d take it out for a go right away. At first, all went well and the plane flew higher  until suddenly, with a splutter, it ran out of petrol. The boy was stuck on the moon and he was not alone.

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Around the World in 80 Ways

by DK

A fascinating and engaging book exploring 80 exciting ways to travel, both past and present - from the obvious, to the crazy!Travel around the world by yacht, tram, unicycle, jetpack, camel... any way you can imagine, in this non-fiction children's book.

You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck 

Never put a camel in a sailing boat, or a tiger on a train, and don't even THINK about asking a whale to ride a bike ... This riotous picture book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles.

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Emma Jane's Aeroplane 

by Katie Haworth 

Emma Jane zooms off in her aeroplane around the world. Along the way she makes a crew of animal friends who save the day when the little plane gets into trouble... A rhyming narrative and a zingy female protagonist, this tale is perfect for little explorers everywhere.

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The Science of Flight

by Ian Graham

This fascinating guide to how humans mastered the power of flight combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colourful and quirky illustrations. From hot air balloons and the Wright brothers to today's super-fast jets, it is an eye-opening introduction to the mechanics and marvels of flight. 

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Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

When a little boy gets a toy double-decker bus as a gift, he uses his imagination to make the bus come to life. The little bus gets into all sorts of trouble -driving over the table, crashing through breakfast and falling in a lake. The toy bus is certainly naughty!​

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

When a bus driver takes a break, he gives the reader just one instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this  funny book demands participation!

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Big Book of Rockets and Spacecraft

by Louie Stowell

Open the giant fold-out pages of this book to discover the powerful rockets and spacecraft that explore outer space. The oversized pages show magnificent spacecraft and rockets to scale, up-close and in detail.

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All Aboard For The Bobo Road  by Steven Davies

All aboard! Help count on bikes, sacks of rice and even chickens as the bus travels all the way to the city of Bobo. With the authentic setting in Burkina Faso drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to an amazing culture.

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The Hundred Decker Bus

by Mike Smith

What if one day a bus driver turned down a new and exciting road and picked up new and exciting people?  Join the exciting bus journey as it travels anywhere and everywhere, growing taller and taller with each adventure!

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