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  • Adaptation and Survival

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Find out how organisms change to meet the challenges of their environments. This book explores the evolution of different plant and animal species, from changes in physical appearance to adaptation in behaviour, and explains how these organisms have adapted to thrive in an ever-changing world. Includes experiments that demonstrate how animals have adapted to their surroundings and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as evolution. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to investigate what lichens can tell you about the level of air pollution.The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.
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  • Adele

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    Want to find out stacks of facts about Adele? How she went from posting a demo on Myspace to becoming an international singing mega-star? Then this behind-the-scenes biography is all you need! Step inside the world of the famous songstress and discover all you've ever wanted to know about the golden-voiced singer! From shooting to fame in 2007, at the age of 19, to becoming the chart-topping star she is today. Find out about the woman behind the microphone; what inspires Adele, where she grew up, her interests, and her contributions to charitable causes. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Adventures in STEAM: Buildings

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Take a look at how skyscrapers were designed, how engineers make sure they stay upright and how the science of gravity means they don't fall down. Find out about scale, plans and perspective, explore interesting architecture from bridges and tunnels to cathedrals and stadiums, and admire the work of some of the world's most famous architects. Try activities such as designing your own skyscraper using marshmallows and spaghetti.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 aged 8 and up with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
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  • Afghanistan

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury
    Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.
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  • African Slavery: A Young Boy's Story

    By Stewart Ross
    Authors:
    Stewart Ross
    It is the 18th century and 12-year-old Obah already has a big future ahead of him. He is destined to be a high chief in his village in Benin. In just one day, Obah's life changes forever when he and his beloved young sister, Banita, are wrenched away from the world they know and sold into slavery. But the greatest pain of all comes when Obah and his sister are separated. He vows never to give up searching for Banita. Obah's love and determination to escape keep him strong, but are they enough to keep him alive?Inspired by The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, the first published account by an African slave taken to the New World. Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
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  • Air

    By Alice Harman
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    Alice Harman
    This simple introduction to air looks at what air is, air and animals, how humans breathe air, air and plants, water in the air, the wind, rising and sinking air, air pollution and wind power. Includes a quiz and a step-by-step activity for how to make a wind spinner.
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  • Air Raids in World War II

    By Martin Parsons
    Authors:
    Martin Parsons
    Where did people find shelter from bombs during World War II? What was the role of the wardens? Why did people wear gas masks? 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 local libraries where they can find out more about air raids during World War II. The detective shows readers how to create their own project looking at air raids, discovering what the role of the air raid warden was and how they were trained. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.
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  • Alcohol

    By Julie Johnson
    Authors:
    Julie Johnson
    This title looks at the issues and debates surrounding alcohol. Fact panels give accurate information to help readers form their own opinions.
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  • Alex Ferguson

    By Sarah Eason
    Authors:
    Sarah Eason
    Find out all about football's most famous coach! Alex Ferguson, has had an amazing career in the beautiful game. He is famed for his dedication to Manchester United, his passion for football and his determination to win. Today, he is widely credited as the most successful coach in English football history. Until his retirement in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson was the most famous football manager in the world. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup five times, as well as numerous other titles and trophies. No other football manager has come close to equalling Fergie's record. This book gives you the story behind this incredible man - from his upbringing in a tough part of Glasgow, through his career as a football player in Scotland, to his 26 years in charge of one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. It focuses on his management techniques and his star players, from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, and explains how he transformed Man Utd into a global phenomenon - the club every footballer wanted to play for. Biographical information, quotes from the man himself, support the narrative.Discover how Alex began his career as a professional footballer, why he decided to become a coach, how he turned Manchester United into one of the world's greatest football teams and why Fergie was the most respected manager in football! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Algorithms and Bugs

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    Algorithms and Bugs are key components in the new computing curriculum. We look at how algorithms are used to give computers instructions, how they are set up, how they can be changed and adapted. We also look at how computers make decisions using IF statements and how we can predict outcomes. Lastly, where would we be without debugging! This simple way to work through your algorithms and catch the bugs, or problems, is a key skill for computer programmers - young and old! Throughout the book there are practical activities to assist learning, and links to online activities where they can practise newly learned skills. Algorithms and Bugs supports the key stage 1 computing curriculum points: understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions; create and debug simple programs.Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four titles cover key areas of the computing curriculum with simple text and fun activities. 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 the 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. Alex Westgate's bright illustrations bring wonder and fun to this exciting new topic.
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  • Aliens

    By Jim Pipe
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    Jim Pipe
    This book encourages readers to imagine themselves as explorers of the paranormal on the trail of aliens. It describes how aliens might travel to Earth and from where, what they might look like and how they might behave, drawing on examples from fiction, history and from around the world to describe people's continuing fascination with the possible existence of extra-terrestrial life forms.
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  • Amazing Artists and Designers

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Illustrated by:
    Rita Petruccioli
    In Amazing Artists and Designers, journey back to the 16th century to meet Artemisia Gentileschi, mistress of light and shade. Read about Coco Chanel, the orphan who grew up to change the rules of fashion and clothing forever. Meet Frida Kahlo, whose colourful, emotional and raw artworks challenged the norms of the art world. Some of the women in this book were well-known in their lifetime and beyond, some of them were not, but all of them were amazingly gifted, talented and brilliant women, creating historically important art and design.Curious, provocative, engaging, brave, and funny - women who change the world are diverse, intriguing and brilliant. Created by an all-women team and filled with wonderful illustrations, and engaging activities that will nurture your own varied skills, the Brilliant Women series compiles the stories of inspiring women from every field. Retelling their triumphs and adversities, this beautiful series of four books reveals and celebrates the women who have shaped the world we live in now. Perfect reading for the next generation of brilliant girls and boys. Suitable for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • The Amazing Plant Life Cycle Story

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Dig deep and explore the incredible plant life cycle story. From tiny seeds to small shoots, long branches and mighty tree trunks, explore the life cycle of plants and find out what plants need to help them grow.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out about how plants grow. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains why insects are important to plants, how seeds travel and why plants are important to us all. '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:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Amazing Jobs: Maths

    By Colin Hynson
    Authors:
    Colin Hynson
    Discover the amazing array of jobs within the field of maths that you never knew existed! From the cryptologists who use their coding skills to break secret codes for governments and the military, to the cosmologists working to find out how the Universe began and how it might end and the music data scientists who analyse online data to detect trends in music.Read about the academic and vocational routes you can take to reach these jobs and how to get ahead in these exciting professions whilst you are at school and college.
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  • Amazing Jobs: Engineering

    By Colin Hynson
    Authors:
    Colin Hynson
    Discover the amazing array of jobs within the field of engineering that you never knew existed. From the structural engineers who design the concrete and steel structures that keep skyscrapers and other buildings from falling down, to the robotics engineers who construct industrial robots and walking robots and the aeronautical engineers who design aircrafts. Read about the academic and vocational routes you can take to reach these jobs and how to get ahead in these exciting professions whilst you are at school and college.
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  • Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Amazing Applications and Perfect Programs explores operating systems, computer programs, sorting and storing files, databases, and the programs that allow users to have fun with words, pictures and sounds. The computers that are used in schools, homes and businesses around the world rely on computer programs. Learn about the amazing variety of these programs today and how they can be used from everything from the most complicated finances to simple word processing. Exercises teach key skills such as word processing, creating documents and using databases. Stretch Yourself 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. True Story features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. Computer Hero features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.
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  • Amazing Materials

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    What are the different states of matter? How can you put out a fire? What happens when you cook food? Read about solids, liquids and gases. With engaging visuals, this book explores how materials can change from one state to another, and be mixed together to create new materials. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises.Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains the life cycle process and explains each stage in detail. '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:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
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  • Amazon

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    Find out how Amazon grew from an innovative way to sell books into a giant of the technology industry in such a short space of time. It looks at the brightest business minds behind Amazon's meteoric rise, the technological innovation driven by Amazon, from the Kindle to the Fire Phone and what the future might hold for Amazon from drone delivery to space travel!From the battle for eBooks to the company's marketing strategies, this is a fascinating look at Amazon and at the eCommerce industry as a whole. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.
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  • Ambulance

    By Kathryn Walker
    Authors:
    Kathryn Walker
    Emergency 999! Ambulance explores all aspects of the ambulance service from the types of emergencies paramedics attend, what uniform they wear and the equipment they use to save lives.
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