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  • Cars and Vehicles

    Did you know about the new train that is part vacuum cleaner? Or hydrogen fuel cells, catamarans and pantographs? Well, where have you been! Whether it flies, floats, races or sails, Infomojis: Cars and Vehicles is all about exploring the world of transport in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young engineer to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.
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  • Cells and Cell Function

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Learn about all about cells, the building blocks of all life. This book explores the structures of planet and animal cells, takes a look at how cells function and discusses the role of they play in supporting all living organisms. It also examines the role of DNA, what happens when cells mutate and examines cutting-edge developments in the scientific investigation of cells, such as stem cell research. Includes investigations that show how to study different cells under a microscope and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as fertilisation. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to create a model of a plant cell.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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  • Charles Darwin

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    This title describes the life and career of Charles Darwin, including an account of his famous voyage and explanations of his theories of evolution and the origin of species, concluding with an analysis of his legacy and contribution to science. The science behind his theories and discoveries are explained through interesting diagrams, and quotation boxes from Darwin and his contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind.
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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 Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    From cocoa beans to factory to shop to home, discover the wonderful world of chocolate! Read about where cocoa beans grow, what difference fair trade chocolate makes to people, why ancient Mayans were drinking chocolate in the 6th century, how you can celebrate with chocolate, debate if chocolate is good for you, read an interview with a chocolate taster and learn how to bake the perfect chocolate cake.
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  • Coding in the Real World

    By Heather Lyons, Dan Crisp, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    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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  • Coding with Python

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.Perfect for independent learning or code clubs, with simple explanations and clear instructions. Includes information on how to stay safe online.
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  • Coding with Hopscotch

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.In Coding with Hopscotch, you can take a trip on the Titanic, land an aeroplane, monkey about in the rainforest and make music without an instrument.The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will guide you through coding these fantastic projects. Once you've got the hang of it, there are different challenges you can choose to really test your coding skills and handy troubleshooting hints to help if you need them.With Ready, Steady, Code, you'll soon be ready for the world of coding.Perfect for independent learning or code clubs, with simple explanations and clear instructions. Includes information on how to stay safe online.
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  • Coding with Scratch Jr

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.In Coding with Scratch, you can can you land on the moon, travel deep under the sea, take a trip to a magical worldor have a game of basketball.The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will guide you through coding these fantastic projects. Once you've got the hang of it, there are different challenges you can choose to really test your coding skills and handy troubleshooting hints to help if you need them.With Ready, Steady, Code, you'll soon be ready for the world of coding.Perfect for independent learning or code clubs, with simple explanations and clear instructions. Includes information on how to stay safe online.
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  • Coding with Minecraft

    By Álvaro Scrivano
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    Álvaro Scrivano
    Get ready to code with this easy-to-use series full of projects and tips to get kids programming. Each book in the Ready, Steady Code! series has 4 step-by-step projects with an introduction section (Ready), project preparation section (Steady), and the coding for the project section (Code!). The programming language is introduced with clear simple explanations and illustrations, making concepts such as loops and variables easy to understand. Each book includes information on checking and de-bugging and encourages the reader to use what they have learned to create their own coding projects.
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  • Comets, Asteroids and Meteors

    By Steve Parker
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    Steve Parker
    The series covers and expands upon the national curriculum's coverage of 'the earth, the Solar System and beyond' throughout KS3 and into the beginnings of KS4. Each book examines how we know what we know about the Earth and beyond and charts the history of these discoveries. The series also examines how much is still to be discovered and what plans are in place for future explorations.
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  • Communication

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From microchip mobile phones and Google glasses to mind-controlled computers and dream modification, welcome to the future of communication! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.
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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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  • Computer Networks

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Computer Networks looks at how computer technology has changed the way we work, communicate, learn and have fun. Explore the World Wide Web, search engines, email, social media - all of which have become part of our everyday lives. The bright and engaging design guides readers with clear explanations of websites and webpages, search engines and email systems. Online security is key in digital learning and advice is included on staying safe online. 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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  • 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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  • Computing and Programming

    By Shahneila Saeed
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    Shahneila Saeed
    The ultimate guide to creating a computer game for children aged 12+. It shows how to master algorithms and instructions, write a pseudo code, conquer the programming language of Python, and create a game with multiple levels and characters to control.
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  • Create, Watch and Send

    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 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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  • Creating an App

    By Chris Martin
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    Chris Martin
    With this book, the Quick Expert's Guide has crafted the perfect guide to becoming an expert app-maker. We show you how to create your very own amazing app from scratch - master HTMLs, programming, embed content galore, and get the insider knowledge on how to keep your user's coming back for more.The Quick Expert's Guide series aids the teaching of computing at KS2 and KS3, encouraging computational thinking and creativity. Each title includes features that break down the complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert. Also in the series, Being a Youtuber, Building a Website and Computing and Programming.
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  • Crime Scene Clues

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Did you know blowflies can smell a dead body from 16 km (10 miles) away? Or that a person sheds up to 40,000 skin cells every minute? Or that a single hair can tell you if a victim was poisoned?This book zooms in on tiny things - such as hair, skin, broken glass and dust - that reveal the truth about crimes. Learn about the bacteria that tell forensic scientists where someone was killed, and meet the maggots that tell police the time of death of dead bodies.The Zoom In On series shines a powerful light on a world so small that it's normally invisible. Scientists can zoom in on the strange creatures that live there. Now you can look down the microscope and see them too, if you dare...
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