09/11/2017

New books from Listening books!

All of our schools that are connected to the emPSN network, automatically have free access to Listening books which is updated on a monthly basis. Below are two of the newest titles available to schools this month, with more coming soon. If you would like to know more or how to access Listening Books, please contact emPSN at empsn@empsn.org.uk or call 01604 879869 and we can supply your school with login details.

 

Why is Snot Green? And Other Extremely Important Questions

Author: Glenn Murphy

Subject: Science

Suitable Age: 8+, KS2

Synopsis: Why is snot green? Do spiders have ears? Do rabbits fart? How big is space? Find out the answers to these and an awful lot of other questions in this audiobook. It is divided into five sections which cover everything from the Big Bang to bodily functions and cool gadgets: Lost in Space, The Angry Planet, Animal Answers, Being Human, and Fantastic Futures.

 

Inventors and their Bright Ideas

Author: Mike Goldsmith

Subject: Science

Suitable Age: 7+, KS2

Synopsis: You’ve probably heard of a few inventors and their bright ideas:

  • Alexander Graham Bell and his telephone
  • George Stevenson and his Rocket (which was really a train)
  • John Logie Baird and his television

But have you heard that… Bell didn’t invent the phone, but he did make a weird machine out of hay and a human ear? Stevenson didn’t invent the train, but he did spent a lot of time collecting gas in bladders? Baird’s telly was useless, and so were his thermostatic socks? Yes, even though they’re dead, inventors are still full of surprises. Everything you ever wanted to know about inventors and their bright ideas.

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