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  • Lizards

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals is the perfect title for any pet-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all pet carers - whether they own a pet or not!
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  • Living Leaf

    By Judith Heneghan
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    Judith Heneghan
    This non-fiction storybook for children aged 5+ introduces the natural world and explains concepts such as adaptation and fertilization through a lyrical narrative. It looks at an amazing array of plants from all around the world and at how the shape and structure of their leaves help them to thrive in difficult environments.
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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 Draw Baby Animals

    By Jorge Santillan
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    Jorge Santillan
    Learn to Draw: Baby Animals shows children how to draw six adorable young animals, from puppies, kittens and bunnies to lambs, foals and chicks. Each drawing is broken down into seven simple, easy-to-follow steps to help children create, and then colour in, their own baby animal pictures. Fact boxes on each spread provide information about each baby animal, allowing children to learn about, as well as to draw, them. A glossary at the back of the book explains any complicated words, and a 'More Information' section gives suggestions as to how children can find out more about baby animals.If children have loved learning to draw baby animals, why not try learning to draw dinosaurs, dragons, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, knights, castles, pirates and pirate ships in other titles in the series?
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  • Living Things

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Read how living things make more of themselves, explore how animals can live in large groups, and discover how food webs work - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about living things has never been more exciting!
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    Loos Save Lives

    By Seren Boyd
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    Seren Boyd
    Who knew toilets were so interesting - and so important?!You probably use a toilet several times every day. Flush, turn on the tap, wash your hands - then forget all about it. But did you know that 2.4 billion people across the world don't have somewhere they can go to the toilet safely, and over 1 billion people don't have access to any kind of sanitation or clean water at all? Poor sanitation and restricted access to a toilet is more serious than you might think. It prevents children (and especially girls) from going to school, it means communities may have to walk miles to access safe drinking water and it kills. Poor sanitation means poor hygiene, which means illnesses and viruses are more easily spread. Going to the toilet out in the open makes people vulnerable and puts them in danger. Loos Save Lives unravels the facts about poor sanitation across Africa, Asia and parts of South America. It also highlights how the work of one charity - Toilet Twinning - is working hard to help communities build toilets and access safe drinking water, and educate people about the importance of washing your hands. The work they do transforms lives and you'll read many real-life case studies of some of the projects they have helped to build.All in all this is a fascinating (and in equal measures lighthearted and serious) look at a very real problem facing a huge number of people. Make reading this brilliant book your number one priority - or at least your number two!Loos Save Lives is a great, thought-provoking read for readers aged 9 and up. Perfect for cross-curriucular studies and for inspiring children to engage with charities and fundraising
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  • Light and Sound

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Wonder at the speed of light, read about sound waves and how we hear them, and discover how shadows are formed - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about light and sound has never been more exciting!
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  • London

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    Explore the rich history of London! Find out about when the Romans settled Londinium in AD48, Saxon Lundenwic, William Conqueror and the Tower of London, medieval trade and the Black Death, Tudor Londoners and how they found entertainment from festivals and alehouses to theatres and football, how the Great Fire changed London, the Bow Street Runners and Henry Fielding, Robert Peel and the police force, Joseph Bazalgette and the sewers of London after the Great Stink; how the opening of the Tube expanded London; the Blitz and the rebuilding; the arrival of the Windrush from Jamaica making London even more multicultural and how London is still changing today with everyone wanting to see London's famous landmarks from St Paul's to the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Read about the people who have influenced London such as Boudicca, Edward the Confessor,Aethelred the Unready, Bede, William the Conqueror, William of Poitiers, Dick Whittington, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.Follow the dog, Sherlock Bones, as he guides you around London and encourages you to find out more. Learn how you can make your own project about London.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014. If you enjoy reading about the History Detective, then take a look at other titles in this series, such as the Stone Age to Iron Age, Ancient Greece, Ancient Sumer, The Mayan Civilization, The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Early Islamic Civilizations.
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  • Learn to Program

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
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    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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  • Lizard

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    Find out what lizards are like as pets and what care they will need. Information is provided on housing, feeding and grooming and other essential elements of pet care. Learn all about lizards with advice from how to choose the right breed and find the right cage, to keeping your lizard happy and healthy. Also included are amazing fact files about specific species. Fantastic photographs bring the animals to life!
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  • Local History

    By Alison Cooper
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    Alison Cooper
    Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about the past and start a history project of your own.
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  • Life on Earth

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    There are endless facts to learn about living things, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how plants and animals work? They adapt and grow thanks to some incredible processes - and understanding them is the key to understanding life on earth. It's time to discover how animals reproduce, how plants protect themselves and how living things adapt. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the astonishing flora and fauna on our planet - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How plants make energyHow plants reproduceHow animals reproduceHow predators huntHow living things adaptHow animals seeHow animals smellHow animals feelHow plants protect themselvesHow animals protect themselvesHow animals survive a shortageHow living things are recycled The Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Machines and MotorsOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
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  • Loos, Poos and Number Twos

    By Peter Hepplewhite, Tom Morgan-Jones
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    Peter Hepplewhite
    Illustrated by:
    Tom Morgan-Jones
    Welcome reader! This is the history book you've been waiting for! Peer down the pan of the past with us to discover all there is to know about Tudor toilets, medieval manure, dinosaur dung and Ancient Chinese chutes. Poo chutes, that is.Find out about the earliest WCs, what loos were like in the pyramids, how the Romans gossiped in public loos and what castle moats were really used for. Discover how Henry VIII cleansed the Royal Bum, what part 'gongfermors' played in medieval times and who invented loo paper!When did we finally upgrade to flushable facilities and sanitary sewers? And why were early Victorian streets piled high with poo? Dip into these chronicles of the cloakroom to find the answers to all these historical hygiene questions and many more...
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  • Life Cycles

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Take a look at how species are created or born, grow to adulthood, reproduce and eventually die. This book explores the variations in plant life cycles, including sexual and asexual reproduction. It also examines how life cycle patterns differ between and within animal groups, from mammals o amphibians and reptiles. Includes fieldwork investigations that show how to identify the stages of a life cycle and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as mating rituals. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to create and study the life cycle of a sunflower. The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.
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  • Laws of the Game

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Fully updated for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, this book is packed with information on the laws that govern rugby and how they are enforced by referees. Find out about the complex laws of the game with pitch-side photographs of professional players and specially commissioned action shots that explain the laws in detail.The four books in the Rugby Focus series takes an in-depth look at one of the world's best-loved sports. Find out everything you need to know about rugby, from the players and laws of the game to the teamwork involved in winning the ultimate tournament - the Rugby World Cup.Great for readers who play the game or avid fans!
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  • Learn to Draw Knights and Castles

    By Jorge Santillan
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    Jorge Santillan
    Learn to Draw: Knights and Castles shows children how to draw six medieval things, from knights on horseback and coats of arms to fortified castles and fortresses. Each drawing is broken down into seven simple, easy-to-follow steps to help children create, and then colour in, their own knight and castle pictures. Fact boxes on each spread provide information about knights and castles, allowing children to learn about, as well as to draw, them. A glossary at the back of the book explains any complicated words, and a 'More Information' section gives suggestions as to how children can find out more about knights and castles.If children have loved learning to draw knights and castles, why not try learning to draw dinosaurs, dragons, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, baby animals, pirates and pirate ships in other titles in the series?
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  • Learn to Draw Dragons

    By Jorge Santillan
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    Jorge Santillan
    Learn to Draw: Dragons shows children how to draw six incredible dragons, from magical, wicked and flying dragons to fire-breathing, water and Chinese dragons. Each drawing is broken down into seven simple, easy-to-follow steps to help children create, and then colour in, their own dragon pictures. Fact boxes on each spread provide information about dragons, allowing children to learn about, as well as to draw, them. A glossary at the back of the book explains any complicated words, and a 'More Information' section gives suggestions as to how children can find out more about dragons and dragon myths.If children have loved learning to draw dragons, why not try learning to draw dinosaurs, baby animals, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, knights, castles, pirates and pirate ships in other titles in the series?
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  • Learn to Draw Pirates

    By Jorge Santillan
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    Jorge Santillan
    Learn to Draw: Pirates shows children how to draw six piratical things, from pirate captains and peg-leg sailors to enormous pirate sailing ships. Each drawing is broken down into seven simple, easy-to-follow steps to help children create, and then colour in, their own pirate pictures. Fact boxes on each spread provide information about pirates, allowing children to learn about, as well as to draw, them. A glossary at the back of the book explains any complicated words, and a 'More Information' section gives suggestions as to how children can find out more about pirates.If children have loved learning to draw pirates, why not try learning to draw dinosaurs, dragons, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, knights, castles, baby animals in other titles in the series?
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