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  • the Great Depression?

    By Emma Marriott
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    Emma Marriott
    Look at the events that lead to the Wall Street Crash of October 1929 and the shockwaves that it sent around the world, leading to economic crisis and financial panic and plunging millions into unemployment, eviction from their homes and grinding poverty. Explore the legacy of the Great Depression internationally, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as political ferment leading to the rise of fascism, and the good things, including the expansion of the welfare state and provision for those in need, technological innovation and the rise of the cinema industry.
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  • Gigantic Dinosaurs

    By Katie Woolley
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    Katie Woolley
    Did you know that Stegosaurus's brain was no larger than a plum? Explore the world of plant-eating dinosaurs in Gigantic Dinosaurs. Learn about their special features, how much they ate and when they lived. From Diplodocus to Stegosaurus, you'll find out about all kinds of fascinating facts about these gigantic but gentle 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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  • Germany

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

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Cricket is a game steeped in history and tradition. But it is also one of the most exciting, and rapidly changing, sports in the world. New, fast-paced, forms of the game such as the IPL have attracted a younger fan base, and sponsorship deals and increased media coverage mean that top cricket players are some of the best-known, highly paid, sports stars on the planet. Generation Cricket celebrates the rejuvenation of the game, giving readers a sense of the drama, action and skill involved in playing the game.Generation Cricket: Global Cricket looks at the game in all its many forms, from T20 and test matches to One Day Internationals, Kwik Cricket and even beach cricket. The book explains how cricket has evolved from a game for the elite to one that is played by millions of people, in many different ways, all over the world. It also focuses on some of the most famous competitions in cricket, from the IPL and Twenty20 World Cup to the Ashes and the ICC World Cup and Women's World Cup. All of the ten current Test Nations are detailed, along with their rivalries and some of their most impressive recent performances.Star Player features provide information about the men and women at the top of the sport both now and in the past, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ellyse Perry, Kieron Pollard, Virat Kohli, Kumar Sangakkara and Sir Donald Bradman. A comprehensive guide to the many competitions, leagues and teams in the world of cricket, Generation Cricket: Global Cricket is ideal for cricket lovers aged 9 and above, either for project work or simply as a great leisure read.
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  • Greatest Managers

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Awesome facts and stats about the greatest football managers in the world. From the Premier League to the Bundesliga, Champions League winners to World Cup winners, find out what makes a winning coach or manager. Find out how Arsene Wenger motivates his players; why Louis Van Gaal is considered to be one of the best and about Dutch masters, Louis Van Gaal, Guus Huddink and Ronald Koeman. Is it all about having good players? Can the transfer market make or break a manager?Read about Alex Ferguson, Jose Morinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Frank de Boer, Vitor Pereira, Joachim Low and Silvia Neid. Find out who is the youngest coach to win the UEFA Champions league, which coach had a stadium in South Korea named after them and which coach led the 2014 FIFA World Cup winning team.Read about football managing icons, such as Brian Clough and Bob Paisley.Whether you're an armchair fanatic or a football player, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest managers and players right here!
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  • Greatest Fans

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Awesome facts and stats about the greatest football fans in the world! Find out the lengths some fans will go to to support their team, from following them in home and away games to spending fortunes on club merchandise. Find out about club superstitions and traditions, such as who started the first Mexican wave. What mad mascots are there and how did they come about? Who are Super Rat, Berni, Goleo and Fuleco? Which country has the best club chants? Sing along to a few of them.Some 'fan'-tastic facts include:- Real Madrid sold 1.5 million replica shirts in the 2013-2014 season- German club, FC Magdeburg, fans all held up large arrows which they pointed at the goal to encourage their players to score more- 2,300 FC Union fans, repainted their stadium to save their club moneyAnswer quiz questions such as:Which English football club has a mascot called Gunnersaurus Rex?Which country's prime minister was such a big football fan that he declared a national holiday after their national team won a tournament?Which Italian club sold cans of air taken from inside its stadium?Whether you're an armchair fanatic or a player, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the planet's greatest fans right here!
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  • Great Games

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Great Games and Amazing Animation encourages readers to imagine and design their own computer games, including mazes, Pong and Space Invaders! It will take them through all of the creative steps involved, from initial idea to designing characters and learning the types of code that are used to bring these games to life. 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 animators and games developers 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; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
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  • Games and Animation

    By Heather Lyons, Alex Westgate, Dan Crisp
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate, Dan Crisp
    This book will help budding young programmers design their own games and animation sequences. Learn how to plot out a game, design animated characters and check the code for bugs, 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 OnlineDevelop Helpful AppsCoding in the Real WorldCreate, Watch and Send
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  • Greatest Stadiums

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Awesome stats and facts about the greatest football stadiums in the world! From the Nou Camp and the Bernabeu in Spain, to Anfield, Old Trafford, the Emirates and Wembley in England, or the Maracana in Brazil.A football ground is more than just somewhere to view the game. For some fans, it's a home from home, a place of great excitement, tension, disappointment or elation.- Find out why some clubs have moved grounds.- Read about Braga's stadium, in Portugal, that is carved out of solid rock and The Float in Singapore, which is a floating pitch.- Which stadium is the biggest in Europe?- Which stadium crowd makes the most noise? -In which country would you find a stadium with a giant crocodile's head as part of its structure?Quotes from famous footballers and managers highlight why these stadiums are so special.
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    A Guide to Britain and Ireland

    By Kevin Pettman
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    Kevin Pettman
    Britain and Ireland form a group of small but fascinating countries, teeming with ancient history, impressive landmarks, stunning scenery and famous faces, and this pocket-sized guide is perfect to discover all the hidden wonders of these islands. Resident, visitor, or simply curious from afar, this books allows you to tour England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales. Marvel at the long history from dinosaurs to inventors, avoid the queues and see stone circles and skyscrapers close up, try the local food, get drenched by the famously bad weather, meet bold British and iconic Irish people from the past and present, and much more, all within this one packed book. This glorious guide book is brought to life in bold, bright graphics, maps and fun visuals. A real treat for curious kids and a perfect pocket-sized travel guide for holidays!
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  • Grains and Cereals

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about grains and cereals in the context of a healthy diet and discover recipes from around the world. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • The Great Big Water Cycle Adventure

    By Kay Barnham
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    Kay Barnham
    Dive into the great big water cycle story! The same water has been falling as raindrops for billions of years. It travels around our planet again and again, from raindrops into rivers, and from seas to water vapour in mist and clouds. The water on earth is in glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. It is used by plants, humans and animals.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they float, splash and slide through the incredible water cycle story. This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the incredible story of the water in all its forms. from grey storm clouds to rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and shining icy glaciers.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:The Great Big Water Cycle AdventureThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle Story
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  • Grassland

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about grassland biomes - where they are found and what their geography is like, the special adaptations of the vegetation and animals, how people live in these regions and how human influences on the environment have ramifications for the future.
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  • Guinea Pig

    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: Guinea Pig is the perfect title for any animal-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 guinea pigs 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 guinea pig carers - whether they own a guinea pig or not!
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    Ground Control to Major Tim

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Aimed at children inspired by Major Tim Peake's adventures in space, this 32-page book looks at the history-making career of the man who, in 2016, became the first British astronaut to live and work on the International Space Station. During his time on board the ISS, Tim Peake carried out experiments, performed a crucial spacewalk and took some awesome photographs. He also found time to run a marathon, present an award to Adele and read a bedtime story to children listening 400km below him on Earth. Packed with amazing photographs, this book reveals how Major Tim's fascination with flight and science began and how his career as an astronaut developed, documenting his inspirational journey into space.
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  • Greatest Players

    Incredible stats and facts tell you all about the greatest footballer players in the world. From the Premier League to the Bundesliga, Champions League winners to World Cup winners, find out what makes a truly inspirational player. From amazing goalkeepers such as Thibaut Courtois, Iker Casillas, David de Gea and Hope Solo, Central defenders such as Vincent Kompany and Thiago Silva; full backs like Philipp Lahm and Serge Aurier; midfielders such as Frank Lampard, Arturo Vidal and Toni Kroos; Wingers like Franck Riberty, Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben, attacking players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and strikers like Luis Suarez and Wayne RooneyRead about football icons, such as Peter Schmeichel, Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Maldini and Pele.Then answer the quiz questions: How many seasons in a row did Cristiano Ronaldo score 50 goals or more; which player has scored more goals for their national team than any other? and many more!Whether you're an armchair fanatic or a football player, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest players right here!
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  • Green

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
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    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series looks at the colour green around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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  • The Girls' Guide to Growing Up

    By Anita Naik, Sarah Horne
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    Anita Naik
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A friendly and reassuring guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise.Topics covered:What is puberty?Your puberty timelineBreasts and brasSame age, different stageSkin changesSweat, smells and personal hygieneHair in new placesDown thereWhat are periods?The practical side of periodsCoping with periodsSex explainedMaking babiesNew feelingsManaging your moodsHealthy eatingThe power of exerciseSelf-esteem and body imagePrivacy and your bodyPuberty for boysBoys have worries, too
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  • Global Conflict

    By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Hanane Kai
    The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what war and conflict are, how they affect people and how readers can help those who are affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, Hanane Kai's striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise what war and conflict are, in images that are suited to their age and disposition. The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week and dicussions about current affairs.
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  • Gardening

    By Judith Heneghan
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    Judith Heneghan
    Learn how to grow beautiful plants and delicious food! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to plant and care for ten different plants, from pretty daffodils to tasty herbs and even juicy strawberries! Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. Don't worry if you don't have a big garden - most of the plants can be grown entirely indoors, so long as they have a patch of sunlight.The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
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