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  • The Inner Planets

    By Mary-Jane Wilkins
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    Mary-Jane Wilkins
    Find out about the four plants nearest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Discover what these planets are like, which has the most moons and which spacecraft have visited them. The Our Solar System series of books explore the topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; Earth; The Moon; The Outer Planets and The Sun
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    I Made That: The Kids' Big Book of Craft Ideas

    By Susannah Blake
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    Susannah Blake
    Over one hundred pages of beautifully depicted creative ideas that both children and adults will love. Written by Susannah Blake an experienced author who has travelled extensively and devised this craft book with inspiration from her travels. This book takes an eco friendly approach to craft making and gives interesting information on why it's important to reuse and recycle. This is an excellent informative craft book for children aged 9+ that is guaranteed to keep them busy! This book makes an ideal present for children who love crafts.
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  • India

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    India: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most amazing country. Explore its rainforests, rivers (including the great Ganges), mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse, multiethnic culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in India - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is for the richest and the poorest members of society from its rural areas to its megacities. Learn about India's booming economy as a high-tech hotspot that's going global. 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 India!
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  • I'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding

    By Max Wainewright
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    Max Wainewright
    Once you learn to code using JavaScript, the world of gaming opens up. If you already know a bit about JavaScript, it's time to pick up the pace! In this book, learn how to build mind-bending games, that you'll want to play for hours and will amaze your friends. Along the way, learn about core coding and gaming concepts like variables, random numbers, key presses and arrays.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm an Advanced Scratch CoderI'm a Python ProgrammerI'm an HTML Web Page BuilderI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The Basics
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  • I'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The Basics

    By Max Wainewright
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    Max Wainewright
    Once you learn to code using JavaScript, the world of gaming opens up. In this book, learn how to build 6 brilliant games, from Bone Catcher to Balloon Popper, that entertain and keep score. Along the way, learn core coding and gaming concepts like variables, random numbers, key presses and arrays.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm an Advanced Scratch CoderI'm a Python ProgrammerI'm an HTML Web Page BuilderI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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  • Italy

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the history, landscape and produce of different regions of Italy and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Italian dishes such as minestrone soup, Margherita pizza and tiramisu to share with your family and friends.
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  • India

    By Rosemary Hankin
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    Rosemary Hankin
    Explore the landscape, climate and produce of different regions of India and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Indian dishes such as aloo ka paratha, rajma and chicken biryani to share with your family and friends.
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  • I'm an App Developer

    By Max Wainewright
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    Max Wainewright
    Building an app and seeing it available for others to download is an incredible rush. Using free language App Inventor 2, discover how to design apps for gaming, drawing, and to help make everyday life easier. Along the way, get to grips with key coding concepts like inputs, if statements and touches.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm an Advanced Scratch CoderI'm a Python ProgrammerI'm an HTML Web Page BuilderI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The BasicsI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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  • I'm an HTML Web Page Builder

    By Max Wainewright
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    Max Wainewright
    HTML is one of the most commonly used coding languages in the world - once you've grasped it, the incredible possibilities of the internet lie before you. In this book, learn how to build and customise your own web pages, complete with fancy fonts, funky icons and embedded videos and maps. Once you've mastered HTML, go further and discover how the style language CSS can make your pages look even better.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm an Advanced Scratch CoderI'm a Python ProgrammerI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The BasicsI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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    The International Space Station

    By Clive Gifford, Dan Schlitzkus
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    Clive Gifford
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Schlitzkus
    What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there. What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant. Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children. Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.
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  • I'm a Python Programmer

    By Max Wainewright, Maria Cox
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    Max Wainewright
    Illustrated by:
    Maria Cox
    Python is a great introduction to real-world coding languages. In this book, learn how to write programs that ask questions, draw shapes, throw dice and even build you a clock. As you go, get to grips with key coding concepts like loops, variables and functions.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm an Advanced Scratch CoderI'm an HTML Web Page BuilderI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The BasicsI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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  • I'm an Advanced Scratch Coder

    By Max Wainewright, Maria Cox
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    Max Wainewright
    Illustrated by:
    Maria Cox
    I'm an Advanced Scratch Coder is perfect for those who have mastered the basics of Scratch, and want to try building some more tricky programs before progressing to real-world coding languages. Try writing thirteen different programs in Scratch, and get to grips with key coding concepts like loops, variables and functions.The Generation Code series is a hands-on guide to computer coding, designed to train you in the coding languages used by real-world computer programmers. You'll discover how to code exciting programs, web pages, apps and games, and learn how the tools and functions you're using can be applied to other situations.Other books in the Generation Code series:I'm a Python ProgrammerI'm an HTML Web Page BuilderI'm an App DeveloperI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: The BasicsI'm a JavaScript Games Maker: Advanced Coding
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  • The Indian Empire

    By Ellis Roxburgh
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    Ellis Roxburgh
    India has been home to many great empires, but one of the greatest was one of the first. The Mauryans ruled India more than 2,000 years ago. They left few physical traces, however, and their remarkable achievements were largely forgotten. One name survived: Emperor Ashoka was celebrated for spreading the Buddhist faith in South Asia. This book reveals the full story of Ashoka, and the dynasty who ruled India for barely 130 years yet had an enduring influence on its history.A part of the Great Empires series which covers a particular empire or regional series of empires. Each title charts 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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  • The Indus Valley

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    Around 4,000 years ago, the Indus Valley was home to a great civilisation. Find out about the mysterious rulers of the Indus Valley, their splendid cities and their flushing toilets.How were the cities of the Indus Valley built? What were homes like? What food did people eat? What gods were worshipped? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in their local library where they can find out more about the Indus Valley. Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum.
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  • Igneous Rocks

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    This photographic book looks at igneous rock, one of the three main rock types. It explores how it is formed through the cooling and solidification of fiery orange magma or lava that explodes from volcanoes. This book covers important Earth science concepts and the different kinds of igneous rocks, how identify them by their physical properties, and what clues they offer about our planet's past. The text also clues readers in on the ways we can use this tough rock as a resource, and how people living near volcanoes can benefit from living in a volcanic environment. Sidebars, fact boxes, and interesting photos supplement the texts information-rich content.
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  • Ideas That Changed The World

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    For thousands of years, humans and their innovations have shaped our history. But some inventions and discoveries are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these ideas - from the invention of the wheel which brought about a radical change in travel, craftsmanship and manufacture, to anaesthetics, which ushered in a new era of medical care.Each of the 10 world-changing ideas is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? The ideas range from inventions such as the printing press and the personal computer, to scientific breakthroughs such as anaesthetics and engineering feats including the steam engine.Spanning a significant portion of human history, the ancient civilisations in 3500 BCE, to 15th-century Europe, the Industrial Revolution and the digital era, this book not only examines the ideas themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous ideas, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.
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    Infomania

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From awesome record-breakers to amazing Top 10s and fascinating facts on the fastest, tallest and most exciting things out there, Infomania has it all. Using striking graphics, crisp designs and a rainbow of colours, this book visually brings information to life in infographics and includes almost everything children want to know about humans, space, Earth, buildings and animals.Includes information on the biggest bugs, longest sleepers, killer creature, longest survivors, super strong, iconic art, melodic music, driest places, oldest buildings, biggest bridges, distant worlds and size of the Universe, to name just a few topics in this fact-filled book.
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    If

    By David J. Smith
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    David J. Smith
    'If the Sun were the size of a grapefruit, Earth would be the size of a grain of salt. Even the largest planet, Jupiter, would be only as big as a large pea.'Some things are so big or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. In If, we look at these hard-to-imagine objects and events and compare them to things we can instantly see, feel and touch. It is wonderful new way of seeing the world and is a fascinating way of understanding numbers and big ideas for children aged 8 and upwards.The author, David J Smith has found ingenious ways of scaling down everything from time lines (the history of the Earth is compressed into a single year!), to quantitites (all the wealth in the world is divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets are shown as different-sized balls). Each description is beautifully illustrated to reinforce the concept in a child's mind.By reducing everything to human scale, the big ideas and concepts are easier to grasp and, therefore, more meaningful. This fact-filled book is for children who love to be wowed by exciting new facts, figures, stats and information. It is also the perfect vehicle for visual learners, since it's 'infographic' approach makes information easier to understand through imagery.As well as being an excellent read for pleasure, If is also an amazing classroom resource that can be reached for again and again when studying scale and measurement in maths, but also has many applications for the study of space or the earth in science and geography, social studies and PSHE.For those who want to delve deeper, thre are 6 suggestions for practical projects at the back of the book as well as a full page of resource information.Covers topics as diverse as: evolution of man and early life forms, time line of the last 3000 years in history, inventions through the ages, continents, water, energy and population.
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  • Improving Flexibility

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    It's not just gymnasts and ballet dancers who need to be flexible. Sports such as rock climbing, Judo, diving and cricket rely on flexibility to be performed well and reduce the risk of injury. This book explains the science behind flexibility, provides exercises and explains the effects diet has on muscle performance.· Test your flexibility and follow professional step-by-step exercises to improve it.· Discover how your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons work together to enable the body to be flexible.· Understand how to stretch to avoid injury and what the difference is between static, dynamic and assisted stretching.· Read about sportspeople such as Tom Daly, Lynn Hill and Rafael Nadal, whose flexibility has helped them to excel.Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
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  • Improving Strength and Power

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Whether you are a weight lifter, gymnast, kayaker or javelin thrower, strength and power are crucial to you performance and technique. This book provides the science, training advice and exercises to help you improve at your sport.· Understand the difference between strength and power and how important they each are for your performance.· Test your core stability, the most important form of strength for all sportspeople, and improve it by following step-by-step excercises.· Learn how to apply biomechanics to your training in order to use your strength and power most effectively.· Read about powerful sportspeople, such as Chris Hoy, Matthias Steiner and Stepanka Hilgertova.Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
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