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  • Bombers

    By Tim Cooke
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    Tim Cooke
    Bombers strike without warning from high above the clouds. Some can fly long distances, carrying huge quantities of bombs. Others use smart missiles to strike targets on the ground. Either way, bombers and their deadly weapons are hard to stop once they are in the air! This book introduces teh world's greatest strike aircraft. Find out about leading bombers from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military strike aircraft - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the most clever machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.
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    Be A Young Entrepreneur

    By Adam Sutherland, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Do you want to be the next Richard Branson? Have you developed the new Angry Birds game? Do you bake the most delicious recipes that people just need to try? Then you need Be A Young Entrepreneur! In this book you will learn all the business advice, practical tips, real-life stories, up-to-date ideas and inspiration you need to make a success of your first business. Starting your own company doesn't have to be boring and this book is all about inspiring you to think creatively about your company, guiding you through every step, from registering your company name to elevator pitches, all stress-free. A great title for project work or leisure reading. Written by award-winning journalist Adam Sutherland and illustrated by the ever-popular award-winner Mike Gordon.
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  • Birth of the Dinosaurs

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    The Birth of the Dinosaurs explores the age of reptiles and dinosaurs until their sudden demise approximately 65 million years ago. Take a closer look at the first birds and mammals who dominated the Earth, the origin of flowering plants, the rise of plant- and meat-eating dinosaurs and then their mass extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Birth of the Dinosaurs brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • The Big Bang and Beyond

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    The Big Bang and Beyond takes readers back to the very beginning and the violent birth of the universe, our solar system, and planet Earth. Take a closer look at the physical evolution of our planet and discover how the continents moved, climates changed and the conditions became just right for life to evolve. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, The Big Bang and Beyond brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
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  • By Printing and Stamping

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    A collection of fun, simple, inexpensive craft projects, ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully designed, the book is clearly and appealingly illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork. Each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities. Let's Make Art By Printing and Stamping shows you how to make bottletop balloons, broccoli jungle, cork stamps, bubblewrap dinosaurs and much, much more. Techniques include printing, stamping, monoprints and simple collographs - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!Other titles in the series include Let's Make Art With Hands and Feet, Let's Make Art with Everyday Things and Let's Make Art with Scrap Paper, so there's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had!
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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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  • Battles

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    Find out about 12 of the biggest and most brutal battles in the history of the world, from Thermopylae in 480 BCE right the way through to Operation Desert Storm in 1991, taking in Cannae, Agincourt, Lepanto, the Siege of Yorktown, Trafalgar, Waterloo, Gettysburg, the Somme, the Battle of Britain and the Siege of Stalingrad. Explore the date and location of each battle, the opposing forces involved and the casualties resulting. A timeline on every spread gives the key dates from each battle, and what happened when. Additional background information to each conflict is also provided, including the Punic Wars, the Hundred Years' War, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the American Civil War, World War 1, World War 2 and the first Gulf War. Take a look at the technology, tactics and weaponry involved in each battle, from the longbow at Agincourt and the galleasses at Lepanto to the trench warfare of the Somme and the stealth fighter jets of the Gulf War. Infographic elements present information in a simple and highly visual way. The perfect resource for project work on battles, warfare and military history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above. For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Empires and Explorers.
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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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  • Bravery in World War II (The National Archives)

    By Peter Hicks
    Authors:
    Peter Hicks
    Could you diffuse a bomb with only moments to act? Or save a pilot from a burning plane? Could you escape from a prisoner of war camp or act as a spy in enemy lands? That is exactly what the people in this book did! Beyond the Call of Duty gives accounts of outstanding bravery and courage in wartime. This title looks at members of the armed forces of World War II who risked their own lives to help others in frightening and dangerous situations. Find out how these heroic individuals acted under great pressure, how people were awarded for their bravery, and more about the events of the war they were fighting in. All these stories come from original source material held at The National Archives. Documents, images and records have been used to recreate each real-life act of courage. Accompanying each story are context panels that give more information about the events of World War II. Where people have been awarded for their act of bravery, the story is accompanied by a fact panel that gives details of the event, date and medal that they received.
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  • Banksy

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    Who is Banksy? One of the most famous street artists, he has managed to keep his identity a secret ever since his work first got noticed in the 1990s. He is known for his subversive stencil art that is often political and has a dark sense of humour. Today, he is world-famous, not only for his art, but also for his exhibitions, film work and books. Find out all there is to know about the man behind the pseudonym: what we know about Banksy's childhood, what inspires him and how he went from local graffiti artist to global fame. Have a go at the Banksy quiz and find out about his most famous artworks and stunts. 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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  • Brian Cox

    By Hettie Bingham
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    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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  • Bravery in World War I (The National Archives)

    By Peter Hicks
    Authors:
    Peter Hicks
    Could you shoot down an enemy plane, or help other soldiers when shells and gas were exploding around you? Could you act calmly when facing an enemy tank, or carry a wounded man across muddy ground and enemy gunfire? That is just what the people in this book did!Bravery in World War I gives accounts of members of the armed forces of who risked their own lives to help others in frightening and dangerous situations. Find out how these heroic individuals acted under great pressure, how people were awarded for their bravery, and more about the events of the war they were fighting in.Documents, images and records from The National Archives have been used to recreate each real-life act of courage.Context panels give more information about the events of the World Wars, and the reasons that people were put in dangerous situations.A great study guide for the events World War 1, bringing together real life experiences with explanations of key events and people of the First World War. 'A second thought' feature boxes ask readers to think again about the story they have read and aspects of it that would have required difficult and quick decision making.The Beyond the Call of Duty series remembers and records acts of great bravery in both World Wars. Other titles in the series look at the courage of people in the Second World War, of civilians and of animals in wartime.
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  • BMW

    By Rob Scott Colson
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    Rob Scott Colson
    This series will have maximum high interest appeal with its unique and contemporary design. All types of car models, including classic cars and racing cars, are explored alongside colour photographs. Feature panels, full of statistics and the latest innovations in car design, are used throughout.
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  • Book and Magazine Publishing

    By Sarah Medina
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    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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  • Bonkers Boffins, Inventors & other Eccentric Eggheads

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history!
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  • The Beckhams

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    The Beckhams are arguably the most famous couple in the media today. David is a hugely talented football player and recently one of the most prominent faces of the London 2012 Olympics. Victoria, one of the Spice Girls, has written books, had a solo music career and created her own fashion label. Together, they are devoted to their family and have given huge support to charities around the world.
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  • Behind The Scenes: Music

    By Judith Henegan
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    Judith Henegan
    Interested in a career in the music industry? This book gives an overview of the various jobs available and features first-hand accounts of people already working in the industry. 'Planning ahead' panels encourage readers to think about their interests and talents in relation to the skills needed in different jobs and there are answers to frequently asked questions.
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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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  • The Blitz

    By Simon Adams
    Authors:
    Simon Adams
    The key events, figures and chronology of World War II provide the backdrop to the experiences of civilians during the war years. The different experiences of children and their families are shown from a child's perspective. Everyday lives are explored using real sources and accounts form the period including newspaper articles, posters, speeches and personal recollections. Readers are encouraged to identify with those who experienced the war.
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