Friday, August 3, 2018

ReadItDaddy's First Book(s) of the Week - Week Ending 3rd August 2018: "First Names: Elon (Musk) and Emmeline (Pankhurst)" by Haydn Kaye, Michael Cotton-Russell, Tracey Turner and Mike Smith (David Fickling Books)


Our first book(s) of the week this week are the first two titles in a fantastic new range from David Fickling Books.

The new "First Names" series aims to introduce famous figures who have excelled in their chosen fields, or inspired generations of men and women to get behind important movements and campaigns.

Starting off with Elon (Musk) and Emmeline (Pankhurst) the books are fantastically engaging, brilliantly written and attractively illustrated - taking you through the life and works of famous people.

Starting off with Elon (Musk) you'll learn how this innovative entrepreneur put his mega-mind into play, coming up with some of the most revolutionary inventions and ideas of the 21st century.

Elon Musk is a firm believer that humankind needs to make better use of the planet's natural resources to power us through the next era of our development. Endorsing the use of solar power, electric vehicles and even pioneering voyages into space to perhaps one day colonise other planets, he's an amazing inspirational character that kids will love learning about.

Emmeline (Pankhurst) hardly needs any introduction at all.

She fought a tough battle to win the vote for British women and inspired others around the world to do the same. In her early life you'll find out why she hated school, how she had to take lessons in stone throwing, what she thought when her daughter spat at a policeman and an awful lot more besides.

Get to know Emmeline  and Elon on FIRST NAME terms!

The books are truly brilliant, full of amazing facts and information delivered in a way that will pique children's curiosity and hopefully inspire them to become the next Elon or Emmeline themselves.

"First Names: Elon (Musk) and Emmeline (Pankhurst)" are both out now, published by David Fickling Books (kindly supplied for review).