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  • Birds Have Feathers

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    This book explores what makes an animal a bird - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of birds in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at band 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.
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  • Beans to Chocolate

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it come from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of fair trade chocolate from bean to bar, through the farming process to manufacturing. The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Bee to Honey

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of honey from the worker bees visiting flowers, through what happens in the hive and the collection process to a jar in your cupboard! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of bee keepers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Blossom to Apple

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on the supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! The simple text in this book, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.Where food comes from is a series for young children, helping them question where their food comes from. It uncovers the role of farmers and others and begins an exploration of food groups. Children studying science topics including how plants change over time and healthy eating will also find these books useful.
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  • Blue

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
    Authors:
    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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  • A Beginner's Guide to Our Digital World

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young developers explore the fundamental elements of computer code: programming languages, algorithms, loops, variables, co-ordinates ... and what to do when things go wrong! You can then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Once you've got to grips with coding, it's important to understand the world of computers - how pixels make pictures, how sound works in videos, and how to store files so you can find them later. Finally, you can't be a brilliant coder unless you know how to stay safe online. Learn about the Internet, how to keep your information private and how to surf the web safely.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic resource for children looking to get started with coding. The book contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders throughout is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!Kids Get Coding is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.
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    The Big Book of Speedy Science

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    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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  • Body Bugs

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury
    Did you know bed bugs can live for a year without eating? Or that head lice use their huge claws to cling on to hairs? Or that around 1 billion bacteria live on each one of your teeth?This book zooms in on some of the weird and wonderful creatures - such as ticks, mites, lice and viruses - that live on and in our bodies. Learn about the creepy crawlies that live in your eyelashes, and meet the worms that feast on half-digested food in your gut. The Zoom In On series shines a powerful light on a world so small that it's normally invisible. Scientists can zoom in on the strange creatures that live there. Now you can look down the microscope and see them too, if you dare...
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  • Bugs in your Home

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury
    Did you know that a colony of termites can destroy a whole house? Or that houseflies taste with their feet? Or that a silverfish can survive a year without eating?This book zooms in on some of the weird and wonderful creatures - such as spiders, silverfish, dust mites and woodworms - that share our homes. Learn how to follow a cockroach trail, and meet the beetles that love feasting on carpets.The Zoom In On series shines a powerful light on a world so small that it's normally invisible. Scientists can zoom in on the strange creatures that live there. Now you can look down the microscope and see them too, if you dare...
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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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  • Birds

    By Stephen Savage
    Authors:
    Stephen Savage
    Classification: Focus on: Birds shows children how to identify and group birds according to their characteristics. It answers questions such as what is a bird? Where do birds live? What do birds eat? And how do birds get around? Along with many others.The book looks at birds from owls and penguins to eagles and hawks and their young, as well as some more unusual birds such as pelicans and secretary birds. It also offers advice on keeping birds as pets. The book also contains a useful scale to demonstrate the size of many amphibians in comparison to an adult man, along with a topic web, a glossary and some suggestions for extension activities.Other titles in the series include Classification: Focus on: Amphibians, Classification: Focus on: Insects, Classification: Focus on: Reptiles, Classification: Focus on: Mammals and Classification: Focus on: Fish.
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  • Brian Cox

    By Hettie Bingham
    Authors:
    Hettie Bingham
    Brian Cox, star scientist! The professor of particle physics is probably best known for his hugely popular BBC programmes about our solar system and the universe. But did you know that he is also a member of the chart-topping pop group D:Ream?Find out about the TV professor and pop star: what inspires Brian, where he grew up, his interests, and his work in broadcasting and the world of science. Readers get a great close-up view of Brian Cox - from his early days as pop star to today - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Brian Cox quiz, find out about his heroes, and what he likes to do in his spare time. A fantastic resources for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.
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  • British History

    By Bob Fowke
    Authors:
    Bob Fowke
    'Who's Who in British History' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in British history. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from kings and queens, artists, saints, writers, inventors, sporting heroes, explorers, politicians and statesmen, philanthropists, pilots, rebels and villains, pretenders to the throne to teachers, warriors and fashion victims.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
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  • Book and Magazine Publishing

    By Sarah Medina
    Authors:
    Sarah Medina
    This series takes a look behind the scenes at a variety of creative and media industries. The books give an overview of the various jobs available and features first-hand accounts of people working in each industry. 'Planning ahead' panels encourage readers to think about their interests and talents in relation to the skills needed in different jobs and frequently asked questions are addressed in an 'Any Questions?' feature. Each book features a comprehensive glossary and page of further information.
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  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    By Rob M Worley
    Authors:
    Rob M Worley
    The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear, the villagers do not believe the boy's cries for help, and the flock is destroyed. The moral shows how lying is not rewarded.
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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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  • Bangers and Cash

    By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Matt Buckingham
    Captain Flint and the Poor Pirates have just captured a ship and stolen lots of gold, as well as a whole sackful of sausages!
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  • Bella's Birthday Bounce

    By Jill Atkins, Eleftheria-Garyfalia Leftheri
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Eleftheria-Garyfalia Leftheri
    Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...
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  • Bad Dog, Digby!

    By Claire Llewellyn, Jacqueline East
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Illustrated by:
    Jacqueline East
    Start Reading is a new series of highly enjoyable books for beginning readers at KS1. They have been carefully graded to correspond to the Book Bands now widely used in schools. This enables readers to be sure that they choose books that match their own ability. There is very careful and gentle graduation from Band to Band. The books can be shared with an adult or read independently. They promote the enjoyment of reading through reading real, satisfying stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. This is a series of 4 books at band 3 of the Start Reading programme. Pip's Pets is about Pip and his pets- Coco the cat, Digby the Dog, Sid and the snake and the perfect pet.
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  • The Best Ears In The World

    By Claire Llewellyn
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    Little rabbit is worried that his ears are too big, so his dad shows him how they can hear all sorts of noises and keep him safe from danger - making them the best ears in the world!
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