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  • How Do Plants Grow?

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out about how plants grow.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are forces? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?
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  • Happy Holi

    By Joyce Bentley
    Authors:
    Joyce Bentley
    Holi - the festival of colour - is celebrated by Hindus worldwide and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Human Body

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about how the human body works has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you say WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at band 12: Brown.Why not look out for the other BOOM SCIENCE titles? This fun series for children aged 6+ explores key science topics including Electricity, Forces, Human Body, Light, Materials, Plants, Seasons and Sound.
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  • Happy Easter

    By Joyce Bentley
    Authors:
    Joyce Bentley
    Easter is celebrated by Christians worldwide to mark the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and this book let's children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of Easter are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Healthy Bodies

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    A visually playful body and animal bookLearn all about animal and human healthy bodies and their similarities and differences. From breathing and diets to sleeping and keeping warm and clean, explore how humans and animals stay healthy.The Human Body, Animal Bodies series looks at the features and function of the human body in isolation and also in comparison to those of different animals, looking at similarities and differences. The end of each book will look at sorting the featured creatures into their animal groups, using the classification information learnt throughout. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Homes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover the homes of children just like you!Where in the world do children live in reed houses on floating islands?Where are the highest homes: in the city skyscrapers, or in the snowy mountains?Why are some houses in India painted blue, and why do some people in South Africa paint patterns on their homes?Find out in Homes Around the World!Children will love reading about the homes of their contemporaries in other countries; from underground homes and floating homes, to eco-homes, and the most unusual homes.Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Happy Divali

    By Joyce Bentley
    Authors:
    Joyce Bentley
    Divali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Discover the origins and traditions behind the festival, how people around the globe celebrate it and what it means to them.Beautiful photography captures the many ways in which this festival is celebrated, and offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most important religious festivals.Customs and rituals are explained, and children can discover how these vary in different countries and ethnic groups. Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies for children aged 5-7.Other titles in the series include: Happy Easter, Happy Eid al-Fitr and Happy Holi
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  • Heave Ho! Pirates Can Work Together

    By Tom Easton
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    This brilliantly funny story about pirates shows how important it can be to work together as a team. A huge storm is approaching the Golden Duck and Captain Cod needs to get the ship's sails down quickly before they are torn apart in the storm. He asks each pirate one by one to pull down a sail. But the pirates struggle on their own and the storm gets worse. Will anyone realise that they need all hands on deck to work as a team to get the job done. Can they pull together in time to save the ship? The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
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  • Halloween

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Celebrate Halloween with easy, fun and exciting crafts! In easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction it shows children how to snip, stick and sprinkle their way through the festive season, and make some brilliant decorations and gifts along the way.Learn how to make Halloween decorations such as a clay pumpkin, spookily brilliant zombie finger puppets and a black cat lantern, plus lots more amazing Halloween ideas!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
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  • Helping Polly Parrot: Pirates Can Be Kind

    By Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Tom Easton
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Polly Parrot loves being a pirate parrot, but sometimes life on board ship can be quite hard. She has no perch, and every time she lands on a mast it seems a sail is unfurled and she's knocked off. The captain has his bed, the sailors have their hammocks, but poor Polly has nowhere to sleep. One day, Polly is so tired that she goes to sleep when she's supposed to be on lookout. The ship nearly crashes on some rocks, but luckily Nell notices and stops the ship in time. Polly feels awful. But the crew realise that they haven't been very kind to Polly and buy her a new perch so that she can have somewhere to sleep The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
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  • Healthy Teeth: Do I have to go to the Dentist?

    By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Lesley Harker
    This reassuring picture book helps children to understand the role of a dentist in helping them keep their teeth healthy. They will learn what they need to do to look after their teeth, why it is important to visit a dentist regulary and what to expect when they do. Helpful notes for adults provide ideas for sharing the book with children to encourage them to adopt healthy practices in caring for their teeth.
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  • Hearing

    By Sally Morgan
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    Sally Morgan
    This book shows how we use our sense of hearing to find out about the world around us. Discover how hearing works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of hearing.
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  • Hansel & Gretel and the Ugly Duckling

    By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Simona Sanfilippo
    Hansel and Gretel went out to collect wood for theirfather, but they got lost in the forest. Then a wicked old lady trapped them in her cottage! The ugly duckling followed a trail of bread that the children left behind them. Would the ugly duckling be able to rescue Hansel and Gretel? Fairytale Jumbles is a series of four rhyming books for Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Hindu Festivals

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    The books look at religious stories, celebrations, how people worship and the importance of belonging to each religion. There is a fun, easy-to-make festival-related craft activity at the end of each title.
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  • Having Fun With Paper

    By Sarah Medina
    Authors:
    Sarah Medina
    Let's Do Art: Having Fun with Paper uses a variety of techniques to carry out a range of simple projects.In doing so readers investigate different kinds of art, craft and design enabling them to explore and develop their ideas eg an event in their lives, or a natural object.Projects are easy enough for children to achieve alone, with minimal adult assistance.
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  • Horse Riding

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    Horse Riding follows Josh as he goes to his local horse riding club.
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  • House and Home

    By Dereen Taylor
    Authors:
    Dereen Taylor
    The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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  • Hide and Seek

    By Anna Matthew, Heather Heyworth
    Authors:
    Anna Matthew
    Illustrated by:
    Heather Heyworth
    The children play hide and seek in the garden.
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  • Harvest

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    An ideal introduction to the celebration of festivals for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes the story behind the festival and how people prepare for Harvest. It shows how people around the world celebrate it and the special foods they eat. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential resource in every Early Years setting. 'Did You Know?' boxes highlight interesting and unusual facts to give further points for children and adults to discuss.
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  • Humpty Dumpty's Great Fall

    By Alan Durant, Leah-Ellen Hemming
    Authors:
    Alan Durant
    Illustrated by:
    Leah-Ellen Hemming
    Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg beside a wall. Was he pushed? This looks like another nursery crime!
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