Welcome to the Exploring Cambridge website! Exploring Cambridge is an illustrated storybook for children aged 6-10, due out later Summer 2018. It’s about a young boy and his family who visit Cambridge and explore the city using well-known Cambridge modes of transport: bicycle, open-top bus and punt.
Cambridge is an AMAZING city with so much for children to see, do and learn about. It has a fascinating history and is known globally for its prestigious university. The University of Cambridge has produced outstanding people who have changed and shaped our world – from kings (George V and Edward VII) to prime ministers (Robert Walpole – the first Prime Minister, William Pitt the Younger) and scientists (Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking) to Oscar winners (Emma Thompson, Eddie Redmayne), to name just a few.
Children are invited to join Harry’s tour of Cambridge, exploring the city’s unique heritage and unearthing little-known facts. Woven through the story are questions and interactive challenges to encourage children’s involvement and to stretch their critical thinking skills.
Packed with amusing anecdotes about the city’s characters, teachers will find that Exploring Cambridge sparks fascination with local history. The website has a ‘Schools’ page, offering teachers free downloadable lesson plans linking the book to curriculum areas across Key Stages 1 and 2.
There is also a ‘Fun Stuff’ page for children with puzzles, competitions and a treasure hunt!
This delightful book has so much to enthuse local children as well as being a beautifully illustrated keepsake for visitors to Cambridge.
″With beautifully drawn illustrations and a fun interactive activity on each page, this wonderful book can be used independently by an older child or shared with an adult. A must for all visitors to Cambridge!”
Mrs Heftman, Year 1 Teacher, The Perse Pelican Pre Preparatory School