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  • Birds

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals is the perfect title for any pet-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all pet carers - whether they own a pet or not!
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  • Birds

    By David West
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    David West
    Introduces children to the anatomy of animals with cutaway illustrationsWhat wonders can you find out about the amazing world of birds? See what a penguin really looks like inside; find out how a birds digests its food and where an ostrich keeps its eggs plus many more dazzling facts about the amazing variety of birds in the world. The Inside Animals series Introduces children to the anatomy of animals with cutaway illustrations, with the outer image followed by the inner image over the next page, so children can understand exactly how anatomy works. There is also a handy glossary at the back to explain key scientific terms in an accessible way.Perfect for any curious 6-8 year old or budding scientist.
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  • Burial Places

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! We discover ghostly Maes Howe, an enormous 5,000-year-old tomb covered in Viking graffiti. Britain is jam-packed with these mystical, silent burial places, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have uncovered, from the giant capstones of megalithic tombs to the treasure of an ancient chieftain!Prehistoric burial places lie silent across the British countryside. Long and round barrows, megalithic tombs and passage graves all provide important evidence of the daily life and burial practices of Stone, Bronze and Iron age communities. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient landmarks to find out why they were built, how they were used and who they were used by. Learn about Maes Howe, West Kennet Long Barrow, Bush Barrow, Pentre Ifan, Lanyon Quoit and many more incredible sites of ancient burials, including the chariot queen, that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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  • British Butterflies

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    Find out about 50 of the most common butterflies found in Britain today. Produced in association with the charity, Butterfly Conservation, this butterfly identification book for children provides descriptions of the insects, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat. Beautiful, large colour photographs will help you to recognise which butterfly is which. Join in and help with Butterfly Conservations's annual Big Butterfly Count every July and August.Perfect for the new National Curriculum, this book includes fascinating information about different insects life cycles, their unique body parts and their habitats. Includes information on how to become a nature detective with illustrations, advice and handy tips on how to recognise key features and learn to protect natureA simple activity shows you how you can protect butterflies. Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Insects; British Wild Flowers and British Seashore.
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  • Blue

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
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    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series will look at the colour blue around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats. Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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  • British Seashore

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    Easy-to-follow identification guides for nature-loving children who want to find out more about British seaside wildlife, in rockpools or on a coastal walk. Includes the most common plants, insects, crustaceans, seasweeds, molluscs and birds found on British seashores today. From shells and anemones, to jellyfish and crabs, lugworms, urchins, sandhoppers, butterflies and gulls, a world of wildlife waits for you to discover it. Full descriptions of each, along with their scientific name, size, family and food. Stunning large colour photographs help to make identification easy. Includes fascinating information about rock pools, the tides, food chains and safety at the beach.Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Wild Flowers; British Butterflies and British Insects.
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  • British Insects

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    This easy-to-follow insect-spotting book for children introduces 50 of the most common insects found in Britain today.Full descriptions of the insects, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat, will help you to recognise which insect is which. The stunning, large colour photographs will help make identification easy. A fun and simple activity shows you how to make a ladybird home, where they can hibernate through winter. Includes information on how to become a nature detective with illustrations, advice and handy tips to find out about protecting nature.Perfect for the new National Curriculum, this book includes fascinating information about different insects life cycles, their unique body parts and their habitats. Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Wild Flowers and British Seashore.
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  • British Wild Flowers

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    An easy-to-follow identification guide for children to more than 50 of the most common wild flowers found in Britain today. Concise and clear descriptions of distinguishing features such as colour, leaf size and shape, habitat, berries and flowers, will help you to recognise which flower is which. Beautiful, large colour photographs will help make identification easy. Includes information about the parts of a flower, plant life cycles, photosynthesis and looks at why wild flowers need to be protected. Follow a fun and simple step-by-step activity to make your own wild flower window-box, hanging basket or garden. Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Insects; British Butterflies and British Seashore.Features the following flowers: Common Mallow; Red Campion; Ragged-Robin; Field Bindweed; Heather; Rosebay Willowherb, Foxglove; Harebell; Common Comfrey; Tufted Vetch; Teasel; Spear Thistle; Common Poppy; Scarlet Pimpernel; Meadow Buttercup; Creeping Buttercup; Common Bird's-foot-trefoil; Dandelion; Perforate St John's Wort; Tansy; Wild Daffodil; Yellow Iris; Lesser Celandine; Marsh-marigold; Shepherd's Purse; Cuckoo Flower; Dog-Rose; Bramble; Wild Strawberry; Meadowsweet; Cow Parsley; Hemlock; Yarrow; White Clover; Common Daisy; Oxeye Daisy; Garlic Mustard; Ramsons; Wood Anemone; Lily-of-the-Valley; Common Snowdrop; Cleavers; Stinging Nettle; White Deadnettle; Field Forget-Me-Not; Viper's Bugloss; Bluebell; Cornflower.
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  • British Trees

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    Easy-to-follow identification guides for children about the most common trees found in Britain today. Full descriptions of the trees, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat, will ensure you can recognise which tree is which. Stunning large colour photographs of the trees, their leaves, seeds and fruits, will help with easy identification. Perfect for the National Curriculum, this book includes information about broadleaved trees and conifers, explaining the difference between deciduous trees and evergreens, and looks at how the parts of trees, from the leaves and bark to seeds and berries. Includes a fun step-by-step activity to help you create your own tree guide. Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Insects; British Wild Flowers; British Insects and British Seashore.Features the following trees: English Oak, Turkey Oak, Sessile Oak, Aspen, White Willow, Weeping Willow, Pussy Willow, Crack Willow, Common Osier, Black Poplar, White Poplar, Silver Birch, Alder, Hazel, Hornbeam, Common Beech, Common Ash, Elder, Holly, Common Lime, Large-leave Lime, Small-leaved Lime, London Plane, Rowan, Horse Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut, Field Maple, Sycamore, Yew, Wych Elm, English Elm, Whitebeam, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Wild Cherry, Common Pear, Common Juniper, Walnut, Magnolia, Norway Spruce, Larch, Douglas Fir, Scots Pine, Sitka Spruce, Cedar, Monkey Puzzle Tree.
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    The Big Book of Speedy Science

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Send a rocket sky-high, create explosions and make a cup squawk like a parrot! Not only that, these fun craft experiments help you learn about science, too. This book will guide you in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the science of sound, forces, light, how things change and how they grow.Using readily available materials that you can find around your house or school, these experiments couldn't be simpler - or more fun!- includes beautiful step-by-step illustrations- all experiments can be carried out at home or in school- Ties into the science National Curriculum
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  • Bubbles, Tub, Have a Scrub!

    By Debbie Foy
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    Debbie Foy
    Explore simple bath time routines in a positive, rewarding and engaging way that young children will love!With fun rhymes and bright, friendly pictures, the All By Myself series helps to nurture your child's sense of pride and growing independence. It features fun, subject-specific learning elements based around counting, colours, shapes, and basic time concepts.
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  • British Mammals

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    This easy-to-follow, animal-spotting book for children introduces 50 of the most common mammals found in Britain today. Endorsed by The Mammal Society, this book has simple descriptions of each mammal, with information about their scientific name, size, food and habitat. Stunning colour photographs will help with easy identification. Includes advice on how to be a good nature detective, such as best places to see these mammals and how to take notes to aid recognition. Fun activities at the end of the book show how to make animal homes and identify footprints. Find out how to become a nature detective and learn about protecting nature and how to attract wildlife to your garden or school.Perfect for the National Curriculum's study of living things at KS1 and KS2.The Mammal Society is a British charity devoted to the research and conservation of British mammals. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Wild Flowers; British Butterflies and British Seashore.
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  • British Birds

    By Victoria Munson
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    Victoria Munson
    This easy-to-follow bird-spotting book for children introduces more than 50 of the most common birds found in Britain today. There are full descriptions of the birds, along with their scientific name, size, family and habitat. Full colour photographs will help with easy identification. Includes advice on how to be a good birdwatcher, such as best places to see birds and how to take notes to aid recognition, and tips on how to attract birds to your garden or local area. Find out how to make bird food to help birds survive the winter.Birds featured: Barn Owl, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant, Cuckoo, Dunnock, Feral Pigeon, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Grey Partridge, Grey Wagtail, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Pigeon, Pochard, Puffin, Raven, Red Kite, Redwing, Ring-necked Parakeet, Robin, Rook, Shag, Siskin, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Swallow, Swift, Tawny Owl, Tree Sparrow, Tufted duck, White Wagtail, Woodpigeon, Wren.Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Mammals; British Trees; British Insects; British Wild Flowers; British Butterflies and British Seashore.
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  • Bat

    By Stephen Savage
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    Stephen Savage
    Discover the exciting world of the bat, from inner-city homes to remote woodlands - explore some of the different habitats that are the bat's home. Find out how bats catch their prey in the dark, what happens to them in winter, and how you can look for signs of a bat in your neighbourhood.Includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary and 'unusual fact' boxes.
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  • Bang the Drum

    By Kate Ruttle
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    Kate Ruttle
    Bang the Drum looks at different instruments and the sounds they make, to support the teaching of reading using phonics.
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  • Badger

    By Michael Leach
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    Michael Leach
    This lovely title follows the life cycle of a badger, from a cub's first steps out of its den to finding a mate. You can find out about some of the different habitats that are the badger's home, from urban gardens to remote woodlands, and about the threats facing badgers today and why some people see them as pests. You can also be an 'animal detective' and find out how you can tell if a badger has been in your neighbourhood.Includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary and 'unusual fact' boxes.
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  • Buddhism

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This title looks at Buddhist temples and what they mean to those who follow Buddhism. The religious services that people participate in, signs and symbols important to Buddhists, festivals and holy places are also looked at in detail.
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  • British Olympians

    By Debbie Foy
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    Debbie Foy
    21st Century Lives is a fresh and lively approach to the achievements of the most successful British Olympians. Find out about these talented men and women; the British Olympians featured include: Rebecca Adlington, Chris Hoy, Ben Ainslie and Rebecca Romero.
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  • British Wild Flowers

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    This book introduces the most common British wild flowers in the countryside. There are full descriptions of the colour, shape, size, location and life cycle of each species.An Introduction to British Wild flowers shows children how to identify different flowers by their petals, stems and seeds. Activities at the end of the book show children how to find different trees and how to plant their own flower garden.
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  • Bombs and Blackberries - A World War Two Play

    By Julia Donaldson
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    Julia Donaldson
    World War II has been declared and the Chiver's children are sent to the safety of the countryside. They are delighted to be brought back home when it looks like the Germans aren't going to invade after all. But the air-raid siren goes off and this time it's frighteningly real.This dramatic and often touching play brings Manchester during the Second War War and its people to life, and provides a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
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