Designed specially for young independent readers, aged between 6 and 8, this new wide-ranging collection called "Perspectives" aims to provide new perspectives on the topics being studied. The series combines core non-fiction features (including a real emphasis on research skills) with a visually stunning design that encourages readers to look at these topics in a different way. This series presents difficult science concepts in an engaging way by using fun, everyday and unusual examples. By encouraging readers to ask questions about the world around them and by incorporating some 'try these' activities, science concepts are explored the hands-on way. It looks at science concepts from a novel angle, for example, 'What would happen without...?' It shows pupils how to apply science to their everyday lives and in doing so, encourages an active approach to the subject. It includes fascinating photographs that are sometimes magnified or shot from unusual angles bringing the concepts to life.