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  • Light

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Finding out about Light 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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  • Light

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Which animals make their own light? What type of materials let light through? Why do shadows change throughout the day? Discover where light comes from and the different ways we use it in our daily lives. See how sunlight travels to Earth and find out what causes shadows and reflections. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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    Living on the Veg

    By Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum
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    Clive Gifford, Jacqueline Meldrum
    The perfect kids' guide to being a vegetarian.Are you thinking about giving up meat, but don't know how to go about it? With both practical information and mouth-watering recipes, this book is the perfect place for young people to start. It outlines why people give up meat and how you can change your diet and live healthily. It examines the different terms: vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan etc, has a very practical Q&A section and explains how to read and understand food labels.The book takes you through the costs and benefits of this change in lifestyle. It includes a section on food groups and information about how you can adapt your diet to get all the right nutrients (such as iron). The book goes on to give tasty and easy-to-follow recipes for the whole family, specially created by vegetarian blogger Jacqueline Meldrum of www.tinnedtomatoes.com. The recipes include dairy but not fish or meat.
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  • Learn to Program

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    Learn to Program covers a key component in the new KS1 computing curriculum. We look at the basics of programming - what is an algorithm, basic languages and building a simple program. We then look at how simple programs can be developed to include decision making and repeat activities, and then how they can be fixed using debugging techniques. Throughout the book there are practical activies to assist learning, and links to online activities where they can practise newly learned skills. Learn to Program supports the key stage 1 computing curriculum point:create and debug simple programs; use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four titles cover key areas of the computing curriculum with simple text and fun activities. Each title 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 through each new idea is the 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. Alex Westgate's bright illustrations bring wonder and fun to this exciting new topic.
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  • Luxury Cars

    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: Luxury Cars looks at the history of luxury cars, and at some of the most expensive and luxurious vehicles around, from the Rolls Royce Wraith, the Bentley Continental GTC and the Lexus LS 600h L to the Jaguar XJR, the Audi A8 and the Porsche Panamera. 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: Supercars and Top Marques: SUVs and Off-roaders.
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  • Light

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Find out where light comes from, how we use our eyes to see, and how light travels. Learn about reflections, lenses and how rainbows are made.The topic of light 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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  • Light

    By Sally Hewitt
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    Sally Hewitt
    Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of light at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact about light, supported by a dramatic picture to engage the child's interest. It then seeks to explain, in simple terms, the science behind it. 'Your Turn' boxes then challenge children to look around them for similar examples.
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  • Light and Dark

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    This book looks at the simple idea of light and dark with examples from within children's own experience.
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  • The Lost Kittens

    By Karen Wallace, Jackie Harland
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Jackie Harland
    Cat has lost her kittens. She is very upset. Can Detective Dog solve the mystery? Detective Dog is at green band 5 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Lulu's Song

    By Karen Wallace, Lisa Williams
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Lisa Williams
    All the animals are playing musical instruments but Lulu can't find anything to play...until she discovers she can sing!Follow the adventures of Flora the elephant, Lulu the parrot, Spot the leopard and Monty the monkey in Start Reading: Down in the Jungle!
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  • Let's Say Hello!

    By Jillian Powell, Stefania Colnaghi
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Illustrated by:
    Stefania Colnaghi
    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. Rosie's Rides is at Book Band 3 in the Start Reading series. Rosie is going on all sorts of Rides, rollercoaster rides, pony rides, jeep rides and train rides. All have their adventures.
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  • Little Bees: A Rainbow of Colours

    By Miriam Moss
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    Miriam Moss
    Step on to a magical rainbow and join Tilly and Grandad as they explore a dazzling world of colour. Watch out for the red frog in the rainforest and mix some colours with the clumsy clowns in the rainbow circus.
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  • Little Bees: Tick, Tock

    By Sam Godwin
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    Sam Godwin
    Tick, tock, tick, just look at the time! This book takes you on a fun-filled journey around the clock, measuring time from seconds through to years.
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