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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

By Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
Authors:
Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
The amazing true science behind the fiction of His Dark Materials, ideal for fans of the original trilogy and The Book of Dust, with an introduction by Philip Pullman.Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) is rooted in astonishing scientific truth. Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, they answer fascinating questions such as: could parallel worlds like Will's and Lyra's really exist? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra's hair? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials?
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The Variety of Life

By Nicola Davies, Lorna Scobie
Authors:
Nicola Davies
Illustrated by:
Lorna Scobie
Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle - but only eight species of bear? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of the natural world and profiles some of its most surprising creatures.A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie. There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.
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Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story

By Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter
Authors:
Nadiya Hussain
Illustrated by:
Clair Rossiter
Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that the family can enjoy together at Christmas.Christmas is a time when families come together. This unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes and stories devised and written by Nadiya herself, brings families into the kitchen to share this special time of year through cooking and stories.- Go on an adventure to the Snow Queen's palace, then make her treacle icecream- Make and decorate cheesy-feet biscuits, then read the story about where all the odd socks go at Christmas time- Meet some very confused elves in The Elves and the Chouxmaker, then bake your own lemon choux buns- Read Nadiya's version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, then cook a scrumptious nut roastCombining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories is the perfect Christmas gift.
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Famous Five Classic Colouring Book

By Enid Blyton
Authors:
Enid Blyton
Join the Famous Five on exciting adventures with this stunning classic colouring book!A beautifully designed colouring book using the iconic original illustrations by Eileen Soper - the perfect gift for fans of The Famous Five, and for anyone, of any age, who enjoys colouring in.Enter a world of excitement and adventure and let your imagination run wild with The Famous Five. From the discovery of a shipwreck off Kirrin Island to a dramatic escape on horseback, from a towering lighthouse embedded in rock to a secluded campsite out on the moors, experience the iconic scenes and places from the best-loved series, featuring Julian, Dick, Anne, George and, of course, Timmy the dog! This gorgeous colouring book contains original artwork from all twenty-one Famous Five stories. It also includes intricate patterns inspired by the series and quotes from these timeless stories.The official The Famous Five Colouring book, celebrating Enid Blyton's much-loved adventure series.
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Jolly Good Food

By Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
Authors:
Enid Blyton, Allegra McEvedy
Delicious and easy recipes, inspired by the beloved stories by Enid Blyton. Bake your own pop-cakes and google buns, and wash them down with homemade ginger beer! Have you ever dreamed of having picnics with the Famous Five, midnight feasts with the Malory Towers girls or party teas with the Folk of the Faraway Tree? With this cookbook, inspired by Enid Blyton's stories, you can! Packed full of yummy recipes, lively artwork and extracts from Enid Blyton's stories, this cookbook will inspire children - and the whole family - to get busy in the kitchen. It's the perfect way to share the pleasure of making and eating food with your child. There are 42 exciting new recipes designed by top chef and Junior Bake Off TV judge, Allegra McEvedy, with fabulous illustrations by Mark Beech and glorious food photography too.
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NY is for New York

By Paul Thurlby
Authors:
Paul Thurlby
An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of New York as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Yankee Stadium, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of the 'Big Apple'!Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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  • A is for Art

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    A beautiful and informative alphabet book created in association with the National Galley - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of the National Gallery as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. From Da Vinci to Monet, from medieval masters to the French Impressionists, come on a inspiring tour of one of the world's most-visited museums. Enjoy masterpieces like Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Constable's The Hay Wain as well discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the world's greatest paintings and the stories behind them.Praise for Paul Thurlby's Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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    The Rainmaker Danced

    By John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura
    Authors:
    John Agard
    Illustrated by:
    Satoshi Kitamura
    A brand-new anthology of poems by winner of the Queens Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award, John AgardDo trianglesever get into a tangle when their sides meet their angles?In this brand new collection of poems, John Agard draws on themes from nature and science to identity and inclusion, to inspire every reader. Here, we become transported by words and form on a journey through past and present. We are invited to answer life's questions, while having a great deal of fun at the same time ... Answers are folly when questions are bliss?Without questions, do I exist?
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  • Picture This!

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    Come on a fascinating tour of one of the world's most-visited museums and discover more about masterpieces and the stories behind them.This wonderful introduction to the National Gallery brings paintings to life and is a perfect companion for visiting the museum. With fascinating facts, intriguing puzzles and creative activities throughout this is a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art.Created in consultation with the National Gallery, this engaging book introduces children to one of the richest collections of paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters - Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Degas and many others - and masterpieces by less familiar artists. Featuring beautiful reproductions, fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as games and activities inspired by the art, young readers will be encouraged to find out more and get creative.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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    L is for London

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of London as never before - through the eyes of an award-winning illustrator. Paul Thurlby takes us from A for Abbey Road, through K for Kew Gardens to Z for London Zoo in this striking book.Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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    Nadiya's Bake Me a Story

    By Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter
    Authors:
    Nadiya Hussain
    Illustrated by:
    Clair Rossiter
    Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that all the family can enjoy.A unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes and stories devised and written by Nadiya herself, Nadiya's Bake Me a Story brings families into the kitchen to spend time together sharing stories and cooking. - Make yummy butter-bean patties and, while they are in the oven, enjoy the story of Jack and the Bean-Patty Stalk- Meet Ruby-Red and the Three Bears, then bake your Very-Berry muffins- Join Rapunzel on an adventure, then make her carrot and nutmeg cookies- Bake some pumpkin and spice flapjacks, then curl up with the tale of Cinderella and her pumpkinsCombining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories is the perfect addition to every family's kitchen!
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  • Famous Five Annual 2016

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    The Annual combines brand-new material with classic art, design and texts from the past 70 years - a must-have for all Blyton enthusiasts. Inside you'll find a gallery of artwork styles from across the decades - from classic Eileen Soper illustrations to Jamie Littler's dazzling cartoons from the all-new Famous Five Colour Reads. There are comic strip adaptations of Blyton's stories as well as original texts, activities, puzzles and games. Go behind the scenes as established Blyton experts offer insights into her creative world which shows us how society has changed over the decades. All in all, the 2016 Annual provides hours of entertainment for the family.
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  • A Journal for Heroes

    By Cressida Cowell
    Authors:
    Cressida Cowell
    Ink-splattered and full of quotes, Viking songs and riotous drawings from the How to Train Your Dragon books. This is a must-have journal for all seasons with blank space for young Heroes to fill with their own dragon drawings and heroic musings...Also includes Dragon jokes and useful Dragonese phrases to help train even the naughtiest of dragons. How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the BIG Summer movie of 2014 starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in How to Train Your Dragon Books 1-11. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
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    The Night Before Christmas

    By Clement C Moore, Zdenko Basic, Manuel Šumberac
    Authors:
    Clement C Moore
    Illustrated by:
    Zdenko Basic, Manuel Šumberac
    This glorious publication sees Clement C. Moore's timeless verse brought to life with stunning artwork that is sure to bring visions of sugarplums to everyone's head! Generations of children have gone to bed on Christmas Eve with the hoof-beats of eight tiny reindeer in their ears and in their minds the vision of Saint Nick with his pipe and beard at the fireplace filling their stockings, as described in the incomparable "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore. Here is a perfect Christmas remembrance for all members of the family - an ageless poem and pictures that grown-ups and children will treasure always. This magical rhyming story perfectly captivates the true feeling of Christmas.'The pictures look as though they are going to pop off the page and it really does make the build-up to Christmas exciting.' - Monster Mummies
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  • Enid Blyton's Famous Five

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    What is the name of the first book in the Famous Five series? Who is NOT a member of the Five: Julian, Nora or Anne? What does George's father do for a living? So you've read the books, maybe more than once, but how much do you really know about the adventures of the Famous Five? Revisit their best moments and meet all your favourite characters again in this brilliant quiz book.
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    Girls Only! All About Periods and Growing-Up Stuff

    By Victoria Parker
    Authors:
    Victoria Parker
    The essential girl guide to growing up!Girls Only! focuses on the practicalities, social and personal implications of starting your period, and the physical and emotional developments in puberty. It tells you what happens and when, what you need to know and how to prepare. It answers all the questions girls are dying to ask, but daren't, in a clear, friendly way, using real-life examples. It's the perfect first book about periods for girls from primary school age and upwards, with a reassuring tone and fun, quirky illustrations.The perfect first book about periods for girls of primary school age, information at the right level. Family Interest Parenting
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  • Shakespeare

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    In which play would you find the characters, Bottom, Quince, Puck and Titania?How many of Shakespeare's history plays featured a King called Henry in their title?Does Juliet die by poison, stabbing herself or throwing herself off of a balcony?So you've read Shakespeare's plays, maybe seen them performed. Now you can test whether you really know about his plays and his extraordinary life. There are quizzes on Shakespeare's life and times including questions on plays and theatres of the time; the 15 most popular plays each has a dedicated quiz; there are 5 additional quizzes covering Shakespeare's remaining works - Poems & Sonnets/ Histories/ Tragedies/ Comedies/ Romances.
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    The Story of the Stars

    By Neal Layton
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    Neal Layton
    First came the bestselling The Story of Everything, then came the bestselling The Story of Things and now here's The Story of Stars!Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the stars told in 10 pop-up spreads by the Smarties award-winner Neal Layton.Neal's unique perspective on stars from thousands of years ago to today presents stars, solar systems and galaxies in a format accessible to the very young. Did you know that the Ancient Greeks did a join-the-dots with the night sky? Or that the sun is our nearest star? Or that stars are born, live and die just like us?With ingenious pops, flaps and tabs, and a MASSIVE pop-up of the constellations in the night sky!
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    Dreams

    By Theresa Cheung
    Authors:
    Theresa Cheung
    Ever woken up from a dream and wondered what it was trying to tell you? Your dreams reveal your innermost thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears. They tell the story of the real YOU. Explore what different types of dreams mean and how you can use them for guidance and inspiration. Learn how to turn your dreams into creative and productive experiences to help you deal with real life: boys, friends, health, family and work. Dreams shows you how you can change your everyday life by discovering just how incredible you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.
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    Numerology

    By Theresa Cheung
    Authors:
    Theresa Cheung
    Do you have a lucky number? What's your favourite number? Do numbers sometimes pop into your head for no reason?Numbers have hidden meanings and this book shows you how to crack their secret code to make the most of yourself and your life. Find out your birthday number, personality number, soul number, life plan number and your destiny number and see what they say about YOU. Numerology shows you how you can change your everyday life by discovering just how amazing you are. It is part of our stunning new Mind Body Spirit series for teenage girls - Amazing You.
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