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  • Mayans

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core historical topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. History in Infographics: The Mayans allows children to explore the Mayan civilisation like never before, finding out how people lived, what they ate, what they wore, how they were ruled, the games they played and how the civilisation died out. Children can discover that the Maya were the first people to make hot chocolate, and how they did it, that they went to war to capture prisoners they then sacrificed to their gods, and all about other South American civilisations, including the Aztecs and the Incas. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages, the Mayans have never seemed more exciting!
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  • Mayan Civilisation

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    The Maya were an advanced civilisation that built magnificent cities in the rainforests of Central America. Find out about Mayan numbers, bloodletting rituals, and why the Maya disappeared.Inside you can read about: calendars and astronomy; how to make a mosaic mask; writing and crafts; the life of a ballplayer; city-states and the elite.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.
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  • Mary Seacole

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the life of Mary Seacole. Read about her childhood and discover how she learned about herbal medicines. Learn about her hotel and shop and find out how she helped soldiers on the battlefields of the Crimean War. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Mr Fawkes, the King and the Gunpowder Plot

    By Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman
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    Tom Bradman, Tony Bradman
    This exciting story brings the gunpowder plot to life for young readers. Cecil the spymaster and his assistant, Jack, learn of a new plot to kill the king. They are determined to catch the plotters in the act. The trouble is, where do they begin their search?Full of secrets, excitement and danger, this short text is suitable for struggling readers but engaging enough to give confident readers a quick, fun read.Suitable for use in schools as guided reading texts or for reading independently.
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  • Mary Anning

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    'She sells sea shells on the sea shore' - and she really did! This rhyme is thought to have been written about Mary Anning, an amazing fossilist and dinosaur expert, who was almost unknown at the time she lived. This biography explores the life of Mary Anning, from her first fossil finds at the age of ten to her sales of important discoveries to wealthy scientists. Mary's fossil finds made a great contribution to what scientist understood about pre-historic life. Through the story of Mary Anning, readers learn about life and society in the 1800s and Victorian Britain. We learn what it was like to be born into a poor family and about the roles of women in society and in the field of science. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
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  • My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey around the amazing city of London. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for a trip to the city, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Climb the tallest buildings, and head underground to learn facts and figures about the smelliest plant in the capital, build bridges over the river Thames and the number of bathrooms in Buckingham Palace.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My London Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
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  • My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    My Space Infographic Sticker Activities is an interactive journey through our Solar System. This book includes more htan 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, It's ideal for space lovers, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Blast off with astronauts from planet Earth into space to learn the facts and figures about how far you can jump on the Moon, how long it would take to drive to the Sun, and build an astronauts space suit out of stickers.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Space Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
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  • My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activity Book

    By Wayland Publishers
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    Wayland Publishers
    My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activities is an interactive journey through the dangerous world of dinosaurs. Includes more than 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, this book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.Travel back millions of years to learn the facts and figures about the underwater creature that dwarfed the great white shark, how huge a Triceratops's skull was and build a T-rex's skeleton out of stickers.Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
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  • Malorie Blackman

    By Sarah Eason
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    Sarah Eason
    Malorie Blackman is one of the most successful and prolific children's authors writing today. Made Children's Laureate for 2013-15, her books, such as Noughts and Crosses, Double Cross and Knife Edge, are loved by kids and adults alike. Malorie's influence extends far beyond the literary world, however. She has used her position to speak out against racism, and to campaign for greater ethnic diversity in children's books and children's publishing. Discover the story behind this incredible writer - from her struggles as a child facing racism in 1960s London, through her parents' divorce and her misdiagnosis of Sickle-Cell Anaemia, to the globally renowned author she is today. It focuses on Malorie's love of reading, and how she tries to foster that in children today. It also looks at how she pursued her dream of becoming a writer with determination and courage, in the face of people who told her she would never amount to anything. Biographical information, and Malorie Blackman quotes, support the narrative. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Mangy Mummies, Menacing Pharoahs and Awful Afterlife

    By Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Tom Morgan-Jones
    Welcome, reader, to Ancient Egypt! Take a trip back in time with us and find out what it was like to live in this powerful civilisation - from fear-inducing pharaohs and grotesque gods to extraordinary embalming techniques and amazing architecture!Did Cleopatra really bathe in milk? How did Egyptians try to cure poor eyesight? And what did the weighing-of-the-heart involve? Hilariously illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones, and crammed full of fascinating (and gruesome) facts, this is high-interest history for children of 9+.
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  • Mayan Civilization

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
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  • Monarchs

    By Stewart Ross
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    Stewart Ross
    This book gives readers an insight into the lives of the kings and queens of medieval Europe. You can discover who lived in the monarch's court, and how major decisions were made. Read about the first European parliaments and the monarchs' roles in making new laws. Learn about the lives of monarchs such as the warrior king, William the Conqueror or Good King Wenceslas, and find out how the monarchy changed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
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  • Martin Luther King

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the life of Martin Luther King, from his younger years, to training to become a minister, and eventually becoming the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Read about his inspirational "I Have A Dream" speech, and the legacy he left on the world.
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  • Musicians

    By Debbie Foy
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    Debbie Foy
    This title looks at key musicians from black history such as Paul Robeson, Michael Jackson and Shirley Bassey. Biographies of each individual detail their childhood, struggles and achievements, looking at the legacy they have left behind today.
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  • Modern Warships and Submarines

    By Daniel Gilpin
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    Daniel Gilpin
    This book reveals the detailed interiors of some of the latest military fighting machines through computer-generated illustrations. There are facts and figures galore on performance and weapons.
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  • The Middle Ages

    By Matt Buckingham
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    Matt Buckingham
    Covering different historical eras, this informative series details all the topics one would expect to find in a history series, such as family life, food, religion, entertainment and warfare. However, it focuses on the most gruesome parts of these topics.
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  • Monsters

    By Jim Pipe
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    Jim Pipe
    This book encourages readers to imagine themselves as cryptozoologists, or monster hunters. It describes reported sightings of monsters - in the air, on land and in water - and how the creatures reportedly look and behave. The book brings in examples from history and from around the world and shows how the idea that monsters exist continues to capture people's imagination.
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  • The Magic Paintbrush: a Chinese tale

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    The Magic Paintbrush is a chinese tale. There once was a young man called Lian who loved to paint the animals in the forest around him. One night he dreamt of a magic paintbrush. When he woke up, Lian was amazed to find the paintbrush beside him!
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  • Me and My Cousin

    By Amanda Rainger, Simone Abel
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    Amanda Rainger
    Illustrated by:
    Simone Abel
    This story follows the everyday lives of the little boy and his cousin.
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  • Me and My Nan

    By Amanda Rainger, Simone Abel
    Authors:
    Amanda Rainger
    Illustrated by:
    Simone Abel
    This story follows the everyday lives of the little boy and his nan.
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