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  • Space

    By Anita Loughrey
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    Anita Loughrey
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  • Sea and Sky Monsters

    By Katie Woolley
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    Katie Woolley
    Did you know that dinosaurs weren't the only creatures that roamed the earth all those years ago? There were also terrifying sea creatures like plesiosaurs and incredible flying reptiles too. Explore their world in Sea and Sky Creatures . Learn about their special features, how much they ate and when they lived... From Chronosaurus to Quetzalcoatlus, you'll find out all kinds of fascinating facts about these fierce and violent beasts. The Dinosaur Infosaurus series presents to you pre-historic beasts in all their terrifying glory, with realistic artwork alongside digestible chunks of information presented as infographics. Perfect for readers aged 7+.
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  • Solar: From Sunshine to Light Bulb

    By Michael Bright
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    Michael Bright
    What happens when you switch a lightswitch? Or the power button on the TV? Electricity flows to the device and it switches on. Most of us use electrical gadgets all day, every day, without thinking about it. But where does electricity come from?Solar power is one of the most exciting forms of renewable energy today. From the powerful solar rays to the bright light bulbs being switched on all over the world, we follow the journey from the source to the resource. We look at other sources of energy, how the national grid works to move electricity across land and sea, and how it is fed into our homes. Home electricity is not the only use for solar power, so we look at solar farms, solar furnaces, solar towers and even solar transport. Finally we consider the future for solar energy and the advantages and disadvantages of this amazing resource.Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Field to PlateFrom Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Raindrop to Tap
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    Smoke, Flame, Fire!: A History of Firefighting

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    Fire! FIRE! At the first sign of a fire we call the fire brigade. But what did people do before the fire service existed? Learn about the evolution from the first brigades to the multi-skilled fire services that operate around the world today. Wayland Books have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: firefighting. Trace firefighting through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about the Great Fire of London, the man who created the first organised fire service, the evolution of firefighting equipment and the introduction of women to the service. Today, a firefighter does more than simply put out fires. They play a key role in search and rescue operations, road accidents and disaster relief. Learn about all this and more in Smoke, Flame, Fire! Includes fire safety advice
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  • Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    The World Wide Web has changed the way we communicate and socialise with our friends. Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety investigates how social media sites work and how to stay safe in the online world. Want to type a tweet or write a blog? Upload your photos and videos? Share your news on a social media site? Find out how here!Uncover the code behind the social media networks that connect people around the world. Learn how the networks are built and think about how to participate in them safely and responsibly. 'Try at home' examples encourage you to get practical with computing and are NOT linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology will inspire a new generation of digital technology scientists.This series will provide support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Great Games and Amazing Animation; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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  • Stories From China

    By Saviour Pirotta, Tim Clarey
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    Saviour Pirotta
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    Tim Clarey
    This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds.There are stories of how the world began, Chinese dragons, zodiac monkeys, legendary monsters, Chinese New Year and hopping ghosts.Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further.Retold by an experienced writer of stories for the young, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.
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  • Settlements

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is ancient Skara Brae: hidden beneath a sand dune for thousands of years, this Neolithic village lets us step back in time to discover how our ancestors lived. Britain is brimming with these long-abandoned settlements, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of their inhabitants. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from top secret tunnels to the remnants of extravagant feasts!The ancient settlements discovered in present-day Britain are an incredible record of prehistoric life, giving us clues as to how our stone and bronze age ancestors would have lived. From stone huts to secret tunnels, we examine the evidence they have left behind. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient living places, examining how they were built, the materials used and the evidence of food, cooking, work and past-times. Learn about Skara Brae, Windmill Hill, Durrington Wall, Flag Fen, Carn Euny and many more ancient settlements 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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  • Stories From India

    By Vayu Naidu, Rebecca Gryspeerdt
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    Vayu Naidu
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    Rebecca Gryspeerdt
    This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds. There is a story from the Ramayana, a story of Tenali Rama, and stories of common sense and of ghosts at noon.Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further.Retold by an experienced storyteller and actor, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.
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  • Stone Circles

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our journey starts with world-famous Stonehenge: find out where the stones came from and how such enormous blocks were moved. Britain is jam-packed with these mysterious stone circles, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have discovered, from mystical stone carvings to the weapons of an ancient warrior!Stone circles are astounding landmarks scattered over the British Isles. Not only do they provide beauty and wonder, but they remain a Stone Age mystery. It's time to examine them more closely, taking a look at why they were built, where they were built and how their locations were chosen, who built them, and how they were made using the simplest technology and lots of manpower!Learn about Stonehenge, Avebury, Long Meg and her Daughters, Callanish and many more stone circles 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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  • SUVs and Off-Roaders

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    From super cars such as the Bugatti Veyron to the luxury Bentley, Mercedes and BMW, this series looks at the most incredible cars in existence! Top Marques: SUVs and Off-Roaders looks at the history of SUVs, and at some of the most cutting-edge 4x4 vehicles around, from the Porsche Cayenne to the Range Rover SDV8, the Nissan Navara, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Jeep Wrangler and the Mercedes Unimog. A 'High Spec' panel on every spread details some of the jaw-dropping features of these cars, and a 'Fast and Furious' feature explains the basic science behind how prestige cars perform and are powered, such as G-force, combustion, friction, acceleration, and aerodynamics. Finally, discover amazing 'Turbo Facts' such as, for example, why a F1 car could drive on the ceiling!Incredible, full-bleed photographs and punchy, fact-filled text make this the perfect series for all car fanatics aged 7 and above.Racing cars are just some of the prestige cars around. Why not learn about more, in the other books in the series: Top Marques: Racing Cars, Top Marques: Luxury Cars and Top Marques: Supercars.
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  • Stop Bullying Me!

    By Jenny Powell
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    Jenny Powell
    Harry loves going to school and learning about everything. That is, until Louis arrives. Soon, Harry is refusing to go to school and would rather stay at home with his mum. Something is wrong but Harry won't say what it is...This play for children at Key Stage 1 and 2 is set at a school and deals with issues of bullying and loneliness. With parts for a group of children and extras, this play is ideal for reading for fun or performing as a group. With notes on staging, costumes and props, you'll have all you need to put on a play!The Putting on a Play is a series of fun plays for children that can be performed as a class or read during a literacy lesson.
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  • Spoon, Cup, Dinner's Up!

    By Debbie Foy
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    Debbie Foy
    Explore simple mealtime 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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  • Swimming

    By Edward Way
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    Edward Way
    How do you swim front crawl? What other strokes can you use? What can you do to win a swimming race?This book tells you all you need to know to help you start swimming. Step-by-step photos will show you the strokes you'll need, there are top tips on improving your technique and pro play panels show top swimmers demonstrating their skills in competitions.
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  • Sensors

    By Ade Deane-Pratt
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    Ade Deane-Pratt
    Find out about the design and technology of some of the most widely used sensors, such as remote controls, cameras and alarms. Get an in-depth understanding of the basic principles behind each sensor with detailed diagrams and simple experiments. And learn how to make four different types of sensors, including a thermometer, a barometer and a pinhole camera. This series of books takes you inside the instruments, gadgets and machines that we use in our everyday lives. Learn about how they work and how to make some of them yourself!
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  • The Second World War 1939-45

    By Pam Robson
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    Pam Robson
    This book is ideal for school project work or for those who want an 'at-a-glance' overview of the Second World War. Complete with descriptions of the key events of the war, it tracks the progress of the battles and investigates how peace was finally achieved.The timeline, glossary and clearly-headed spreads make it easy to refer to essential dates, facts and personalities. Maps, contemporary photography, paintings, posters and pictures of artefacts all help bring the topic to life.
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  • Sport and Pastimes

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title examines how the Romans spent their spare time, from hosting dinner parties to listening to music and going to the theatre. It also looks at sports the Romans enjoyed, such as gladiator fights, athletics, chariot racing, ball games and wild animal shows.
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  • Sunshine and Drought

    By Kate Purdie
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    Kate Purdie
    Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. This title examines sunshine, and how vital the Sun is to everyone on Earth. It also looks at what happens in a drought, and the drastic effects that droughts can have.
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  • Snow and Blizzards

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. This title considers where, and why, snow and blizzards occur around the world. It talks about the difference between snow, sleet and hail, what happens when an avalanche occurs, and the consequenes that these dramatic weather conditions can have on people.
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  • Sound

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Discover where sound comes from, how it travels and how we hear sound. Learn about echoes and how sound is measured.The topic of sound is approached in a simple and clear way. The concepts are complemented by new artwork and specially-commissioned photography featuring children. Each step-by-step experiment has been tried in the classroom and is illustrated with photography which encourages children's understanding. Each book is bright, colourful and simple in its design.
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  • School

    By Ruth Thomson
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    Ruth Thomson
    These books will help you think about and look around your local area. Find out what your surroundings can tell you about how people live and work, where they shop and go to school and how they travel and spend their leisure time. Discover the clues that will tell you how people lived in the past. Think about the changes that could benefit your local area, whether it's your home, school or further afield.
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