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  • Jealous

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This lovely story follows the day of one small boy who tries to help friends and family who are feeling jealous, but then ends up feeling jealous himself and having to follow his own advice.Illustrating scenarios of why people get angry will help readers to identify their feelings and work out the best way to deal with this emotion.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with feelings.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Frightened, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling WorriedIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.
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  • Angry

    By Katie Douglass
    Authors:
    Katie Douglass
    Harry, wakes up to an angry dad running late for work and Harry helps the dad to calm down and take his time instead of rushing. At school, a small boy is angry with another child for taking his toy, so Harry helps them to take turns and keep calm. At home, Harry's sister, Susie, has a tantrum because she wants to eat a biscuit but her mum says no because it's nearly teatime. Harry helps to distract his sister and explain why she shouldn't be angry with her mum. He also helps his mum to count to ten so that she isn't angry with Susie! However, at bedtime, Harry isn't ready to go to bed and it's his turn to get angry. Time for his family to take Harry's advice and help him manage his feelings.Illustrating scenarios of why people get angry will help children to identify their feelings and work out the best way to deal with this emotion.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children. Other titles are: Feeling Frightened, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried
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  • Oil

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Petroleum has utterly changed the way we live. But has the cost to the planet been too great? Has oil overheated our climate? Is the Oil Age already being replaced by smarter technologies? Is there enough of the black stuff to go round, and will it keep flowing? 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 take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the use of oil and natural gas.
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  • Water

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Water keeps us and our world alive. Without it we couldn't exist. Water and climate influence every aspect of human life. They affect where and how we live, our health, farming and food, our energy and our industry. The world's climate is changing. The amount of water we use is changing and the population is growing. But water is finite. There is only so much of it to go round, and we cannot make any more of it. 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 take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the global water supply.
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  • When I'm Surprised

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    My Feelings is a beautifully expressive but playful series looking at the most common, everyday feelings that young children have but often don't know how to channel or express. The first-person accounts of everyday situations that take place in a small child's life make this series appealing, and the clever use of background imagery, illustrative details and small speech bubbles make it unique and fun! When I'm Surprised looks at good and bad everyday surprises that children encounter such as finding a spider in the bath, getting a present or hearing a loud noise , then goes on to suggest ways to channel the emotion through activities and discussion. Each title has an interactive Do It! spread and teacher/parent's notes at the back of the book which get children imagining or role-playing situations - an excellent 'way in' to parental, one-to-one, group or class discussion. There are also further activities to try and examples of further reading. Downloadable material available.
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  • When I'm Sad

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    My Feelings is a beautifully expressive but playful series looking at the most common, everyday feelings that young children have but often don't know how to channel or express. The first-person accounts of everyday situations that take place in a small child's life make this series appealing, and the clever use of background imagery, illustrative details and small speech bubbles make it unique and fun! When I'm Sad looks at everyday situations that children encounter such as a broken toy or a painful fall, then goes on to suggest ways to channel the emotion and resolve it through activities and discussion. Each title has an interactive Do It! spread and teacher/parent's notes at the back of the book which get children imagining or role-playing situations - an excellent 'way in' to parental, one-to-one, group or class discussion. There are also further activities to try and examples of further reading. Downloadable material available.
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  • Amphibians

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    What makes an amphibian an amphibian? Read all about amphibians, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are amphibians born and how do they grow and learn?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • Birds

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    What makes a bird a bird? Read all about birds, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are birds born and how do they grow and learn?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
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  • Food Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover some fantastic foods eaten by children just like you!Where in the world do children eat soup for breakfast?What is eaten at New Year's Eve celebrations in Italy?Where do people eat fried tarantulas as a tasty snack? Find out in Food Around the World!Children will love reading about their contemporaries in other countries; from foods eaten at festivals and weddings, to snacks sold at street stalls, and drinks enjoyed by everyone. 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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  • Clothes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
    Authors:
    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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  • School Shootings

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In School Shootings, we look at why these terrible events occur, and what sort of people carry them out. What is the scale of the problem? Are such attacks more common in some parts of the world than others? Have they always taken place, or are they a new phenomenon? And how should we best respond to the fear of them happening again? What actions should be taken and what changes should be made? This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world. Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, Race and Crime, Uprising in the Middle East and Violence Against Women
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  • Tips for Better Public Speaking

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Tips for Public Speaking teaches readers essential skills to help them achieve their academic goals. It also gives advice on using these skills in everyday life to help readers gain valuable life skills and build confidence in extra-curricular activities. Public speaking might involve talking to a group of people that you know or a crowd of strangers. Though many find it daunting at first, this book gives you tips and advice for gaining confidence in this area. If you speak well in public, people will listen to what you have to say. From the initial stages of planning your talk and thinking about your audience, to looking at body language and preparing your voice, this title covers all aspects of public speaking in manageable chapters. The Student's Toolbox equips young people with the tools needed to further their studies and help them develop vital life skills, from planning their timetables through to understanding how to deliver great speeches and presentations. From writing and researching through to planning and speaking, discover how to improve the skills you need to be a grade A student.Other titles in the Student's Toolbox series include: Tips for Better Researching, Tips for Better Writing, Tips for Public Speaking, and Tips for Better Planning.
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  • Tips for Better Writing

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    Tips for Better Writing teaches readers essential study skills to help them achieve their academic goals. It also gives advice on using these skills in everyday life to help readers gain valuable life skills and gain confidence in extra-curricular activities. Knowing how to write well can help you explain, describe, tell a story and much, much more. Writing is an important part of a student's toolbox, and it can be lots of fun. This title divides writing into three main areas that students will come across at school, writing opinion pieces, writing informational text, and writing fiction. The Student's Toolbox equips young people with the tools needed to further their studies and help them develop vital life skills, from planning their timetables through to understanding how to deliver great speeches and presentations. From writing and researching through to planning and speaking, discover how to improve the skills you need to be a grade A student.Other titles in the Student's Toolbox series include: Tips for Better Researching, Tips for Better Writing, Tips for Better Public Speaking, and Tips for Better Planning.
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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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  • 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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  • A World War II Evacuee

    By Alan Childs
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    Alan Childs
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  • Wetlands

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Wetlands are incredibly rich biomes that brim with life. Find out about the different animals and plants that live in wetlands, how they survive in these watery worlds and how they have changed over time to be able to make a home for themselves in some of the most diverse places on Earth.
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  • Rivers and Lakes

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Discover the creatures and plants that live in rivers and lakes and how they have all become perfectly adapted to life in their beautiful but sometimes dangerous home. How has human activity affected river and lake biomes and what is being done to repair the damage before it's too late?Other titles in the At Home in the Biome series: Coral Reef, Mountains, Rivers and Lakes, Wetlands
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  • A Maths Journey Around the Wonders of the World

    By Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
    Authors:
    Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
    Go on a real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods, including colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on an adventure exploring the seven wonders of the world!Maths challenges encourage you to use real data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels!
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  • A Maths Journey Around a Deep Sea Adventure

    By Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
    Authors:
    Hilary Koll, Steve Mills
    Go on a real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods, including colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on an adventure deep under the sea!Maths challenges encourage you to use real data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels!
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