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AMAZON RIVER

Beginning with a tiny trickle high in the mountains, smaller streams join until they form the world’s largest river. Crossing a continent, it winds through lush rainforests until it meets the ocean. From piranhas to the giant anaconda, this mighty waterway is home to the world’s most incredible ecosystem. Welcome to the Amazon River.

This stunning illustrated guide to the world’s most famous river and its surrounding rainforest is packed with incredible facts about South America’s wildlife, people, geography and history.

“Stylish illustrations by the Brazilian artist d’Hipolito perfectly complement this poetic non-fiction volume about the Amazon - its wildlife, historic civilisations and the jeopardy it’s in now. Both text and images make the information zing.” – Nicolette Jones, the Sunday Times

“These pages tread the tightrope between concision and depth expertly... a stunning way to engage children with an important and breath-taking part of the world.” – Books for Topics

“A fine blend of Amazon basics, the river’s rarities, and human influence.”
– Booklist

Selected as the School Reading List’s Book of the Month.

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Flying Eye Books
Penguin Random House (US & Canada)



THE SECRET LIVES OF DRAGONS


Hidden deep in the mountains, a kingdom of dragons once thrived. Dragon song echoed across the peaks and priceless treasures were guarded in lairs. But what happened to this kingdom? Dragon sightings are incredibly rare now, so how can we spot one of these elusive creatures? And if we were to meet one, how would we talk to them and approach them safely? Luckily for you, the answers are recorded in this book by the famous Drackenosopher, Professor Zoya Agnis, illustrated by award-winning artist Alexander Utkin.

You will learn everything you need to know about dragons, from breathing fire and taking flight, to the brutal slayers that preyed upon them. This beautifully illustrated manual will guide you on your path to becoming an expert in the prestigious world of dragon studies.

Selected for the School Reading List’s “Best Children’s Books for Summer 2021.”

The Children’s Book Council October ‘Hot off the Press’ List

“Enormous fun, so cleverly written and show-stoppingly illustrated throughout.” – Jill Bennet, Early Years Consultant, Red Reading Hub.

“Allows readers to really immerse themselves in a fantasy world, whilst offering the intellectual stimulus of non-fiction.” – The Little Literary Society

It’s available at your local bookshop, or online via 
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Flying Eye Books
Penguin Random House (US & Canada)





EVEREST

“Everest,” illustrated by Lisk Feng (Flying Eye Books, 2018). Starting at the foot of the mountain, the reader climbs through different stratas of flora and fauna to discover the magic of  the world’s tallest mountain. The book brings together science, history, myths and the cultures surrounding Mount Everest.   

Winner of The Best Young People's Book Award from Openbook in Taiwan. “Everest” has received a Special Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Awards, received a starred review from Kirkus, and has been selected as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the Children's Book Council. It has been translated into 17 languages.

“a wonderful, beautiful book... Children will love this fascinating introduction to Everest.” – BookTrust

“This appealing and informative guide to Everest may well have children dreaming of their own expeditions.” – Kirkus

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Flying Eye Books
Penguin Random House (US & Canada)





THE SECRET LIVES OF UNICORNS

“The Secret Lives of Unicorns”, illustrated by Sophie Robin (Flying Eye Books, 2019). This is the first in a series of mythical stories, illustrated, designed and written as encyclopedic field guides. These little worlds are filled with magical possibilities, where the imagined seems real and nature rules supreme. 

Each series is penned by a fictional professor, an expert in the field of mythical beasts. 

“...meticulously detailed in a guide that reads more like wildlife non‑fiction than saccharine fairy tale.” – The Guardian

“dramatic spreads that combine elements of fantasy with the aesthetics of a vintage picture encyclopedia... [the] earnest tone will persuade nonbelievers” – Publisher’s Weekly

You can buy the book in a shop or online via: 
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Flying Eye Books
Penguin Random House (US & Canada) 
THE SECRET LIVES OF MERMAIDS

“The Secret Lives of Mermaids”, illustrated by Anja Sunaj (Flying Eye Books, 2020). This is the second book in the series, this time it plunges deep into our oceans to discover glittering cities under the sea and merclans from every salty corner of the ocean.  

“Richly developed fictional guide paired with super stylish art.” – the Bookseller

“Magic and excitement.” – Children’s Books Ireland

You can buy it at any of your favourite bookshops or online:
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Flying Eye Books
Penguin Random House (US & Canada)

THE SECRET LIVES OF UNICORNS PAPERBACK

There’s a glamourous paperback version too, available in all good bookshops near you.

You can also get it online via: 
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Flying Eye Books
Penguin Random House (US & Canada)