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The Fact or Fiction Behind Science

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison

Truth or Busted Science explores popular myths and legends about the world of science, inventions and discoveries in a light and humorous way that kids will find simply unputdownable. Statements like, 'Sneeze with your eyes open and they will pop out' or 'A black hole in our galaxy will eventually destroy the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Football

Adam Sutherland
Authors:
Adam Sutherland

Truth or Busted Football takes popular notions and ideas about the game and examines where the myth came from, how or why it has become well known, and finally whether it really is true or false! It looks at statements like: 'World War One was stopped for a game of football' or 'A player was murdered for scoring an own goal'. Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry. The title also has fascinating features such as highest transfer fees around the world or cool David Beckham facts, as well as a mini quiz on football teams and their grounds!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Animals

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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Fact or Fiction?: The truth behind urban myths!

Discover the most unbelievable, mind-boggling facts with Fact or Fiction?Do head lice prefer clean hair? Is Friday the 13th really unlucky? Can you get sucked into an aeroplane loo? Fact or Fiction? Look inside Fact or Fiction? and find out whether these common sayings are true or false! Packed with amazing fun facts for kids, unbelievable statistics and common sayings Fact or Fiction? reveals the truth!Covering lots of weird facts and fascinating topics, for example, did you know that you are taller in the morning than in the evening or that diamonds are made in volcanoes. From animals and people to space and science, each true or false question is proved right or wrong, and accompanied by eye-popping graphics that bring each subject to life! Plus you'll discover incredible facts and statistics to wow your family and friends too. The perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays this book is packed with fun facts for kids with inquisitive minds.Remember! Next time you're told that swimming pool water turns red when you pee in it or that if you sneeze with your eyes open they will pop out make sure you have a copy of this handy!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind the Egyptians

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind the Romans

Peter Hepplewhite
Authors:
Peter Hepplewhite

Truth or Busted's Romans title explores popular myths and legends about one of history's most fascinating periods in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Rampaging Romans' in which we learn about some of the Romans' greatest conquests, Truth or Busted statements such as 'Gladiators trained on a diet of raw meat' or 'The Romans celebrated Valentine's Day with goat skin whips' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone interested in the Romans, or studying history at school!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind The Tudors

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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The Fact or Fiction Behind Pirates

Adam Sutherland
Authors:
Adam Sutherland

Truth or Busted's Pirates title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions about pirates in a fascinating way that kids will find unputdownable! Such statements as 'Pirates made their victims walk the plank' or 'Pirates carried treasure maps' are examined, as well as where the ideas originally came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation. Truth or Busted: Pirates is a swashbuckling great read for kids who love anything piratical!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind the Victorians

Peter Hepplewhite
Authors:
Peter Hepplewhite

Truth or Busted's Victorians title explores popular myths about the Victoria era, its people and events in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'Flabbergastation!' in which we discover the oddest aspects of Victorian life, Truth or Busted statements such as 'Queen Victoria was not amused' or 'George Stephenson was a reckless driver' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether it can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation!A must for anyone studying the Victorians at key stage 2 or key stage 3!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham
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Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

Paul Mason, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Paul Mason, Mike Gordon

This book explodes common myths about money and helps teens learn how to take control of the income they have and get the most out of it. It treats what can be the driest and most daunting of topics with the lightest of touches. Information and advice will be delivered in a streetwise, accessible, easy-to-follow way. In fact so clear and engaging is the counsel it offers that it's likely the book will be read by the parents themselves - its core message being that having enough money has very little to do with how much money you earn, and a more to do with how much further you can make it go... To include themes such as:How to Save and use a bankBeing a savvy Spender!How to grow your moneyShould I borrow? - all about loansBecoming a student

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Human Bodies

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason
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The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's Shakespeare title explores popular myths and legends about the world's greatest playwright in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'The Bard's Best Bits' in which we learn that Shakespearean quotes and phrases are still part of our everyday language, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The Queen Loved Shakespeare's Bottom' or 'Shakespeare Burned Down the Globe Theatre' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone studying Shakespeare at school!

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo!' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die!' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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The Fact or Fiction Behind Survival Skills

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted: Survival Skills takes popular notions and ideas about how to survive in urban and wilderness environments and examines where the ideas came from, how or why they have become well known, and finally whether they are really true or false! This hilarious book looks at statements like: 'You can drink your own wee to survive!' or 'Cows are more deadly than great white sharks!' Each statement is evaluated and then awarded a Truth or Busted stamp at the end of each entry.

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Art on the Street: Graffiti Culture

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

Graffiti art is making an impact on our urban landscape - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find out which artists are at the cutting edge of graffiti culture, learn about the different methods of creating urban art and read a star story of a famous graffiti artist! Are you on the radar?

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The Fact or Fiction Behind London

Adam Sutherland
Authors:
Adam Sutherland

Would you Adam and Eve it? Truth or Busted looks at the facts about London, explodes the urban myths and legends, This book will teach you how NOT to be a sucker ...! And find out if the following phrases are true or not:* Beefeaters got their name from eating lots of beef* You're never more than 10 feet from a rat* The London Underground runs mainly overground* The Demon Barber of Fleet Street made his victims into piesWould you Adam and Eve it? Truth or Busted looks at the facts about London, explodes the urban myths and legends, and reveals loads of fascinating stuff about the great city of London and its infamous people ...

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The Fact or Fiction Behind History

Kay Barnham
Authors:
Kay Barnham

Truth or Busted's History title explores popular myths and legends about world history in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'George Washington had wooden teeth' or 'Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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The Vampire of Highgate

Asa Bailey
Authors:
Asa Bailey

Gripping, atmospheric and sexy, this is British horror at its best. Kathy Bilic is adopted. Until now, she's had only a vague memory of her real family. But terrifying dreams and visions of her sister Amber are waking her in the night. When Amber starts giving her messages, Kathy gets a sickening sense that her sister is in danger - from a deadly, inhuman source. Kathy hits London to find her sister - but when she arrives at her aunt's house in Highgate, she is actively dissuaded from pursuing the mystery. Undeterred, Kathy's trail leads her through a bloody murder in the British Museum to a charged meeting with the mysterious, hypnoptic Antwain and a final confronation with her sinister father. Before long, Kathy uncovers the full horror of her heritage and her sister's fate at the hands of the Vampire of Highgate.

Adam Sutherland

Adam Sutherland is an award-winning journalist and non-fiction writer with over 20 years' experience in the industry. He has written for publications including The Observer, Wired and Esquire magazines, and has won the PPA Specialist Writer of the Year Award for his coverage of sport, and a BSME award for Young Writer of the Year. He started his writing career covering bands and music for style magazines The Face, i-D and Arena, but more recently has expanded to cover film, new media and business. He has written a series of business titles for young adults on companies such as Nike, Google and Facebook, and biographies of rapper Jay-Z and Apple founder Steve Jobs.