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  • Develop Helpful Apps

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover their own creativity. Learn how to develop apps that make the world a better place, plan out the code needed to build them, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get coding!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The eight books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. 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 title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms and BugsLearn to ProgramOur Digital WorldStaying Safe OnlineGames and AnimationCoding in the Real WorldCreate, Watch and Send
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  • Dog

    By Pat Jacobs
    Authors:
    Pat Jacobs
    Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals: Dog is the perfect title for any canine-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. Learn how dogs communicate, the games they like to play and the treats they like to eat, as well as how to care for them.Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all dog fans - whether they own a dog or not!
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    The Dalai Lama

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    In 1937, a vision led the high lamas of Tibet to an old house in the mountains, with a turquoise roof. Here lived 2-year-old Lhamo Dhondrub, who would go on to become the 14th Dalai Lama. But how did this toddler grow into one of the world's most important religious figures? And why has he been forced into exile?The Dalai Lama looks at his extraordinary story, from his education by monks, deep in the Tibetan mountains, to how he became leader of Tibet aged just 15. The Chinese invasion of Tibet, that forced him to flee his homeland, and begin a new life and government in exile in India, is explained, as is the plight of ordinary Tibetans. The Buddhist faith, and exactly what it means to be a Buddhist, is explored, as is the role it plays in the lives of people around the world. The book also looks at the Dalai Lama's work as a teacher and a leader, and at some of the issues he campaigns for - particularly his environmental activism, and his work to promote religious cooperation and interfaith dialogue.
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  • Decorative Cards

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Make beautiful cards, with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5+! Let children craft their way through this book, creating and improvising as they go, to celebrate a whole range of special occasions. Use this book to make a cake-themed birthday card, create a 3D Easter egg card and build a pop-up paper lantern for Diwali!Using readily available 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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  • Dance

    If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
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  • Doctors

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    An introduction to the people who look after us in an emergency. This title looks at doctors - who they are, where they work, and what they do that helps us when we are hurt or injured.
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  • Don't Get Angry, Annie

    By Lisa Regan
    Authors:
    Lisa Regan
    Doing the right thing isn't always easy! Like all children, Annie sometimes gets really, really angry! For example, if a picture she's drawing isn't just right, or if her mum won't let her have a cookie when it's just before dinner time, or if her brother won't play the way she wants to... How can she stay calm?This book explores different scenarios that would make a child angry and then give three possible ways of dealing with this, one of which is right and the other two are wrong. Can you decide which is the right thing to do?
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  • Don't Be Sad, Sam

    By Lisa Regan
    Authors:
    Lisa Regan
    Doing the right thing isn't always easy! Like all children, Sam sometimes feels sad and he doesn't know how to make himself feel better. For example, if he drops a plate by accident, if a pet dies, if a friend moves away, or if he can't find anyone to play with in the playground. But how can he not feel so sad?This book explores different scenarios that would make a child upset and then give three possible ways of dealing with this, one of which is right and the other two are wrong. Can you decide which is the right thing to do?
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  • Don't Play Dirty, Gertie Be Fair

    By Sarah Eason
    Authors:
    Sarah Eason
    This title explores the story of one child who faces dilemmas about being brave, the choices he makes and the consequences of those choices.
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  • Dad

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling jealous because a new baby in the family is getting everyone's attention.
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  • Drumming

    By Ian Adams
    Authors:
    Ian Adams
    Using step-by-step photographs, this book will show you how to set up your drum kit, the different techniques you can try and how to put rhythms together, so you can start creating your own drum solos and routines!
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  • The Dragonfly Kite

    By Liss Norton, Emma Mccann
    Authors:
    Liss Norton
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Mccann
    When Fergus and his best friend, Doris, hear a strange noise, they fly off to investigate. They find a little girl sitting all by herself in the playground and resolve to help her!
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  • Danger in the Forest

    By Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Kirsten Richards
    The children head off into the forest to find some berries for dinner. But as they wander into a clearing a large boar rushes out from the trees. How will the children get away?This story is perfect for learning about life during the Stone Age.
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  • Dance Just Like Me

    By Jillian Powell, Amanda Gulliver
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Illustrated by:
    Amanda Gulliver
    Clap you hands just like me, point your toes just like me, nod your head just like me, dance just like me!
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  • Dogball

    By Pippa Goodhart, Sue Mason
    Authors:
    Pippa Goodhart
    Illustrated by:
    Sue Mason
    The stories follow the adventures of Jake and his friends. Jake learns to swim and be good at PE. The children have great fun creating an obstacle race and going on a nature trail.
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  • Divali

    By Saviour Pirotta
    Authors:
    Saviour Pirotta
    An ideal introduction to the celebration of Diwali for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes the story behind the Diwali festivities and how Hindus, Sikhs and Jains prepare for Diwali. It shows how people around the world decorate their homes with lights and rangoli patterns, and how they end the Diwali celebration with a special day for brothers and sisters. 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 about Divali to give further points for children and adults to discuss. And a Hindu calendar shows when the different months are.
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  • Death: I Miss You

    By Pat Thomas
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    This reassuring picture book explores the difficult issue of death for young children. Children's feelings and questions about this sensitive subject are looked at in a simple but realistic way. This book helps them to understand their loss and come to terms with it.Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.
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  • The Drop Goes Plop

    By Sam Godwin, Simone Abel
    Authors:
    Sam Godwin
    Illustrated by:
    Simone Abel
    A baby seagull and its mother follow the epic journey of a drop of water from cloud to rain, river, bath, sewer, sea and back to cloud, in this accessible guide to the water cycle for young children. Beautifully illustrated, it makes a simple and enchanting introduction to one of the basic cycles in nature.
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