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  • Climbing the Himalayan Mountains

    By Sonya Newland
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    Sonya Newland
    Travelling Wild: Climbing the Himalayan Mountains follows a traveller on a fictitious journey on foot through the Himalayan Mountains. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover why the Himalayas are best avoided in the summer months (monsoons!), the traditions of the Tibetan Buddhists, the incredible wildlife that lives in the mountains, how the Himalayas formed, the mountain climate, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to survive an avalanche, avoid hypothermia and frostbite and build a snow cave, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible Himalayan Mountains without leaving your seat!
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  • Cats

    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: Cat is the perfect title for any kitty-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 cats 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 cat carers - whether they own a cat or not!
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  • China

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the landscape, climate and crops of different regions of China and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Chinese dishes such as corn soup, egg fried rice and spring rolls to share with your family and friends.
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  • Chocolate

    By Alex Woolf
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    Alex Woolf
    Did you know that the chocolate bar you can pick up from any corner shop used to be a precious and exotic food that only aristocracy could afford? This book looks at the history of one of our favourite foods, from the ancient civilisations who made the first hot chocolate to today's global sweets industry. Other topics covered are health aspects of chocolate, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations.
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  • the Cold War?

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.
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  • Coral Reef

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    With their stunning colours and array of life, coral reefs seem lush, inviting and beautiful. However, like all biomes around the world, coral reefs present challenges to the plants and organisms that live there. Discover how organisms survive on coral reefs and how they have cleverly adapted to their wild and watery home.
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  • Computers

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    Take a look at how computers are designed, how engineers program them and how all the data in computers is held. Find out about memory, outputs and inputs, explore amazing feats of computing such as the web, artificial intelligence and virtual reality and imagine what computers might be able to do in the future. Test your understanding with fun activities, such as writing your own program using a programming language such as Scratch.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
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  • China

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Grab your suitcase and prepare to explore China: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history. Find out about Chinese fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on China's customs and everyday life.
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  • China

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    China: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its forests, rivers (including the mighty Yangtze), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in China - school, family life, socializing and religion - and learn about China's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Visit some of the world's most important historical sites, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City, and encounter a Terracotta Army. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to China!
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  • Climate Change

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    The world's climate has always been changing, but climate change in the past has been mostly gradual, with some rapid events. Today's warming is relatively sudden and rapid, and linked to the way in which humans are treating the planet they live on. This matters because the future of life on Earth, no less, depends on our understanding of the problem and the actions we take. This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to adopt a questioning approach to the issues surrounding climate change.
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  • Charles Darwin

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Find out why Darwin's On the Origin of Species changed both science and society and explore his life story, from his early investigations of the natural world and his voyage on the HMS Beagle, to the publication of his great work.Darwin astounded the world with his theory of evolution but some people were angry that his ideas challenged traditional ideas and those set out by the church. Through his story readers learn about the society and culture of Victorian Britain. Looking at Darwin's discoveries and the events of his life, we learn about the changing ideas in British society between 1745-1901, and the impact that his ideas had on the church and state. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.The History VIP series of biographies look at the lives of famous Britons, telling their life stories and how they have shaped the course of history. Focusing on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3 they explore the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived.Other titles in the series include: Boudicca; Emmeline Pankhurst; King John; Mary Anning
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  • Computing and Coding in the Real World

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Computing and Coding in the Real World looks at applied coding and the computation hidden in the world that surrounds us. Readers will learn how things work, from scanners at supermarket checkouts and distance sensors on cars to 3D printers. Features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for coders today.Provides 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; Great Games and Amazing Animation; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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  • Create, Watch and Send

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons
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    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover their own creativity. Learn how to write and share a story, upload pictures, make videos and share your creative work with others, 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 hte 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!
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  • Coding in the Real World

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
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    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    This book will help budding young programmers discover the technology in the world around them. Learn how computers play a big part in our everyday lives, controlling our cars, traffic lights, shopping and money, robots and much more, invent your own programs for everyday situations, 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!
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  • Clothes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic clothes worn by children around the world!What do children wear in Russia where the temperature drops to minus 50?What do children wear in the Middle East to protect themselves from burning sun and stinging sandstorms?What do colours mean in clothes? Why do the Masai wear red, and Buddhist monks wear orange?Find out in Clothes Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries, finding their way through clothes for special days and working days, clothes for hot and cold climates, and clothes made from the natural world. Our world is full of amazing and different things. The Children Like Us series introduces children to people and places around the world. It shows them how different cultures live in unique ways and enables them to compare other people's lives with their own.Inclues Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Christopher Columbus

    By Jane Bingham
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    Jane Bingham
    Read all about Christopher Columbus and his dream to sail to Asia. Follow his journey into the unknown, discover what he found in America and see what happened to him on his later voyages.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Croatia

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Grab your suitcase and prepare to explore Croatia: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history. Find out about Croatian fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Croatia's customs and everyday life.
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  • The Chinese Empire

    By Ellis Roxburgh
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    Ellis Roxburgh
    The Shang disappeared from history for millennia before chance discoveries in the early 20th century revealed a glimpse of China's first great dynasty. More than 3,500 years ago, the Shang created a state on the Yellow River from where they came to dominate an extensive empire. As this book reveals, over the last 100 years, historians have built a detailed picture of a highly sophisticated civilisation, which laid the foundations for much of modern Chinese life.Each book in the Great Empires series covers a particular empire or regional series of empires, charting its history from its rise to its eventual fall. Concise text and supporting boxes explore the reasons for the empire's success-and its failure-and explain the mechanics of governing the empire and the experience of living under it.
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    Clever Crafts For Kids

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    This book is full of fun, child-friendly craft ideas for home or school projects. Have fun making a colour wheel, a farmyard from hand prints, a wax crayon batik owl, finger print fireworks, a scrunched seascape, snowflake wrapping paper, a 3-D rainbow, river reflection painting and foil print birthday cards.Easy to follow instructions guide you through the makes in 5-6 simple steps.The fun crafts use inexpensive, easy-to-find materials.The crafts will appeal to both boys and girls.
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  • Celts

    By Sonya Newland
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    Sonya Newland
    Travel back to the time of the celts! Who were the Celts and who were their leaders? Why did they come to the British Isles and how did they live? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out all about the lives of the Celts - from the well-known leader Boudicca, to the Druid priests that were highly important in Celtic society. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life, and how historians have pieced together the evidence of their lives. Learn about the homes and communities that they lived in, the food that they ate, how they travelled and worshipped, and the influence of the Romans on their society. And try your hand at making your own Celtic torc!A great tool for project work at KS2!
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