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Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions

Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young
Authors:
Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young

What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This book explores the history of refugees and migration around the world and the effects on people of never-ending war and conflict. It compares the effects on society of diversity and interculturalism with historical attempts to create a racially 'pure' culture. It takes an international perspective, and offers a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards, the book encourages readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. There is also a role-play activity asking readers to imagine themselves in the situation of having to decide whether to leave their homes and seek refuge in a new country. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?What is Feminism? Why do we need It?

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Banksy: Art Breaks the Rules

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Who is Banksy? One of the most famous street artists in the world, he has kept his identity a secret ever since his work was first noticed in the 1990s. He is known for his subversive, often political, stencil art and dark sense of humour. Today, he is known around the globe, not only for his art, but also for his exhibitions, film work and books. Discover all there is to know about the man behind the pseudonym in this pocket-sized guide to Banksy: his childhood, what inspires him and how he went from local graffiti artist to global fame. See some of his most iconic imagery, and find out how his art provides clues to his personality and political views. Learn all about Dismaland, Banksy's pop-up 'bemusement park' that drew the world's attention to Weston-Super-Mare in 2015, and discover how his art is often a response to global issues such as the refugee crisis, or conflict in the Middle East. Many of Banksy's original artworks no longer exist in the places they were created, but here you can see some of his most famous pieces, including Sweep it Under the Carpet; The Mild Mild West and Mobile Lovers. A 'spotters guide' at the back of the book also provides information about where you can spot a real-life Banksy in the wild. Comprehensive, engaging and crammed full of fascinating information, this is the ideal read for Banksy fans of all ages!

Orion Children's Books

Lottie and Dottie Grow Pumpkins

Claire Burgess, Marijke van Veldhoven
Contributors:
Claire Burgess, Marijke van Veldhoven

A brand new blue Early Reader about two little girls who love gardening, with tips on growing your own pumpkins in time for Halloween from one of the UK's top gardening bloggers.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books, perfect for building confidence in new readers and reluctant readers. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Halloween is coming and Lottie and Dottie are growing their very own pumpkins. From making yummy soup to carving scary faces, there are lots of things for them to make and do.Perfect for budding gardeners. Contains instructions on how to grow your own pumpkins.

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Being a YouTuber

Adam Sutherland
Authors:
Adam Sutherland

Learn all about becoming a successful YouTuber! From setting up your account to creating a viral video, find out how to master this popular platform and have your creative output seen around the globe!Be inspired the stories of YouTubers who have built their own channel and following from nothing. Find out the tips, tricks and secrets to gaining thousands of subscribers, millions of views, and much, much more.

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Brian Cox

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Brian Cox, star scientist! The professor of particle physics is probably best known for his hugely popular BBC programmes about our solar system and the universe. But did you know that he is also a member of the chart-topping pop group D:Ream and that he got a D in his maths A level?Find out about the TV professor and pop star: what inspires Brian, where he grew up, his interests and his work in broadcasting and the world of science. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!

Wayland

Why Did Hiroshima happen?

Reg Grant
Authors:
Reg Grant

Read about how in the early morning hours of 6 August 1945, a B-29 bomber headed for the Japanese city of Hiroshima to drop an atomic bomb. The aftermath of the bombing still affects the city's inhabitants today. This book details the events of Hiroshima and explains why this haunting event occurred. Photographs from the period provide an informative view of this tragedy.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effect Hiroshima has had on the world.

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Why did the Holocaust happen?

Sean Sheehan
Authors:
Sean Sheehan

Learn about the Holocaust, a genocide of devastating proportions, perpetrated by the German government during World War II. During this time, millions of Jews were imprisoned or killed along with travellers, the disabled, Communists, Socialists and others. This book examines the Holocaust using well-balanced information supplemented by primary sources from the time period, sidebars and timelines.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effects the Holocaust has had on the world.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.

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Galileo Galilei

Dr Mike Goldsmith
Authors:
Dr Mike Goldsmith

This title describes the life and career of the early seventeenth century Italian scientist Galileo Galilei, who caused a revolution in the study of physics and astronomy with his pioneering discoveries, changing forever our view of the Universe, and leading him into confrontation with the powerful Catholic Church.

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Adele

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Adele shot to fame in 2007, at the age of 19, and she has been a chart-topping star ever since! She is known for her amazing singing and songwriting talent as well as her charity work. Find out about the woman behind the microphone; what inspires Adele, where she grew up, her interests, and her contributions to charitable causes. Readers get a great close-up view of Adele - from her early days to her global fame - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Adele quiz, find out about her famous friends, and what she likes to do in her spare time. A fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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Gary Barlow

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Gary Barlow is a national treasure! A member of the group Take That, as well as a solo artist, Gary is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. He is known for his amazing musical talent, his appearance on The X Factor, and much more. Find out about the man behind the microphone; what inspires Gary, where he grew up, his interests, and his work in activism and philanthropy. Readers get a great close-up view of Gary - from his early days with Take That - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Gary Barlow quiz, find out about his famous friends, and what he likes to do in his spare time. A fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham
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will.i.am

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham
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Top Jobs: Being a Model

Adam Sutherland
Authors:
Adam Sutherland

Radar takes a front-row seat at the fashion shows of the world and finds out what it is like to be a catwalk model. Being a professional model is not just about treading the boards in the latest fashion, though - also included in this book are a profile of one of the world's top hand models, an interview with commercial model Joy Faoyinbo and a behind-the-scenes view of a model agency. The book also addresses the more controversial aspects of the industry by debating whether size zero should be banned form catwalks.

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THE HACHETTE CHILDREN’S GROUP ANNOUNCES TWO NEW IMPRINTS FOR 2017

Hachette Children’s Group CEO, Hilary Murray Hill is delighted to announce the launch of two new imprints which will both begin publishing in 2017.

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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Teri Terry

Teri Terry arrived on the children’s book radar last year with her debut novel Slated, which was immediately shortlisted for a number of prizes, and has recently won the 14-16 category of the Leeds Book Awards. Here she talks to Graham Marks about the extraordinary journey she has taken to become an author – a story almost worthy of a book itself.

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Radar Art on the Street Resources

Art on the Street is series of four books -- Cool Brands, Body Decoration, Street Art and Graffiti Culture -- that delivers streetwise, high interest, non-fiction reads to your classroom or library. Download resources here.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…