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Animals

By Leon Gray

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Explores the amazing superpowers of bugs and animals such as internal GPS, body liquification, limb regeneration and coming back from the dead!

Discover the incredible superpowers displayed by creatures in the natural world. Find out how scientists have harnessed or mimicked these superpowers to create amazing developments in technology and medicine. Explore how the creations of animators and filmmakers have been influenced by these superpowers.

Biographical Notes

Leon Gray is the author of many non-fiction books for children.

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  • ISBN: 9780750283861
  • Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: Wayland
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Reindeer Recovery

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Helping animals, having fun! The best-selling Animal Ark series has been reimagined for a new generation of children. Perfect for animal lovers and fans of Holly Webb and Magic Animal Friends. A festive bumper-length book with two stories in one! Amelia and Sam are excited because it is nearly Christmas. This year's celebrations are going to be the best ever - because real reindeer are visiting the village of Welford! When one of the reindeer falls ill with pneumonia, Amelia and Sam help the vets at Animal Ark nurse it back to health - and just it time, too. Because when a heavy snowfall blocks the roads, the only way to get poorly pets to Animal Ark is by sleigh! A brilliant animal series from multi-million-selling author Lucy Daniels, loved by parents and children alike!"I remember reading these books as a child myself. Now buying them for my own daughter. . . Delightful stories!" "I love this series of books. They made me realise how special animals are!"

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Polar Lands

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The polar lands at and seas around the North and South Poles are one of Earth's most unique and unspoiled habitats. Many plants, animals and people have made these cold, snowy and icy environments their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in a world where freezing temperatures, long dark winters, and fearsome predators are all challenges to survival. Find out about threats to these beautiful environments and why they are so important to life on Earth and how the may be used or may change in the futureBooks aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Habitats explores six main habitats.

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Authors:
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Being a fairy is a lot more dangerous than you think . . .There's a strange magic to London's parks. When the sun sets and the gates are closed, tiny winged creatures come to life. The only way to meet them is to become one. And if you become one, there's no way back.Rowan cries herself to sleep in Hyde Park and wakes up ten centimetres tall, with tiny oak-leaf wings. She's about to go on an adventure in the hidden world of fairies and foxes. But Rowan's quest will be perilous, with fearsome enemies at her heels. If she wants to get home, she'll need to find the courage she never knew she had, and discover powers she'd never even imagined . . .

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Orchard Books

Badly Drawn Beth

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Authors:
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Winner of the Laugh Out Loud book awards!Badly Drawn Beth is officially the funniest book for 6-8 year olds in 2016! Beth is a hilarious new heroine who just can't help getting in trouble ...So, I'm surrounded by crocodiles, holding a briefcase full of fish fingers, I'm wearing a swamp monster mask AND MISS PRIMULA IS ABOUT TO CALL MY PARENTS!Meet Beth - and all of her fantastically crazy family and friends - and be prepared to laugh your socks off!A hilarious new diary series from the creators of Fleabag Monkeyface.

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The Open Ocean

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Authors:
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Genetic Modification: Should Humans Control Nature?

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Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

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The Deepest Sea

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Oceans

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Authors:
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Deserts

Leon Gray
Authors:
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