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  • 10 Minute Crafts: Spring

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Make your own handmade plants, a bark rubbing collage, shadow flowers or a twig hanging, plus many more!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is an ideal and fun introduction to the spring season for young children. The crafts are explained in easy to follow step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
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  • 21st Century Religions: Judaism

    By Michael Keene
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    Michael Keene
    This general introduction to Judaism makes a valuable information resource for KS3 and 4 Religious Education students.Written by a highly experienced author of books on religion for children, it covers the roots and history of Judaism. It continues by exploring the beliefs, teachings and practices of modern Judaism, which includes a look at sacred texts and places of worship. The final chapters focus on Judaism and society, and its role in the modern world.A special feature of the book is the 'in our own words' panels in which practising Jews give a personal perspective on being a Jew today. There are numerous panels that give more detailed information on specific aspects such as the Shema and Sabbath practice, as well as quoting important texts. Imaginatively chosen photos with detailed captions extend the range of information presented. Maps show the distribution of believers around the world and historical facts like the journey of the Hebrews out of Egypt. An historical timeline, glossary and index all contribute to making this a highly engaging and accessible source of information and thus an essential work of reference for the 11-14 age range.
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    52 Teen Girl Problems & How To Solve Them

    By Alex Hooper-Hodson
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    Alex Hooper-Hodson
    Agony Uncle, relationship expert, journalist and blogger, Alex Hooper-Hodson received upwards of 2,000 letters a month from teen boys and girls aged 12-16. All can be related to 52 core issues that affect teenage boys and girls today - from first sexual relationships, dealing with unwanted sexual attention, how to avoid Facebook mistakes, how drink, drugs and online gaming can affect your life - to the social and emotional aspects of family, friends and relationships. Through a 'Problem Page' format Alex explores the key issues that today's teens face.
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    52 Teen Boy Problems & How To Solve Them

    By Alex Hooper-Hodson
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    Alex Hooper-Hodson
    Agony Uncle, relationship expert, journalist and blogger, Alex Hooper-Hodson received upwards of 2,000 letters a month from teen boys and girls aged 12-15. All can be related to 52 core issues that affect teenage boys and girls today - from first sexual relationships, dealing with spots, how to avoid Facebook mistakes, how drink, drugs and on-line gaming can affect your life - to the social and emotional aspects of family, friends and relationships. Through a 'Problem Page' format Alex explores the key issues that today's teens face.
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  • Abuse and Neglect

    By Sarah Medina
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    Sarah Medina
    The titles in this series discuss many of the difficult issues and problems young people may encounter which threaten the balance of their emotional health and well-being. This book presents the facts about emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect, which is also a form of abuse. It looks at who abuses and why, and considers the signs and effects of abuse on young people. The book discusses the rights of the child and gives advice on speaking out against abuse and on seeking help both to escape from abuse and recover from it.
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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
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    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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  • Advertising

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    Is advertising simply a way of presenting information to help consumers make choices in our increasingly competitive world? Or is advertising sophisticated persuasion that tricks, misleads and influences the buyer? Look in detail at the industry, the effects of advertising and its influence on our daily lives. The author uses real-life case studies to illustrate the subject; fact panels, quotes and statistics give an informed insight into the discussion and encourage lively debate.The Ethical Debates series confronts contentious issues affecting people in the 21st century.
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  • Afghanistan

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    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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  • Afghanistan From War to Peace

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    The background, history and key events of conflicts in Afghanistan are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.
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  • African Slavery: A Young Boy's Story

    By Stewart Ross
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    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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  • Ahoy There! Pirates Can Listen

    By Tom Easton
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    Tom Easton
    This funny story about pirates will also show how important it is to listen. The pirate crew of the 'Golden Duck' are excited about going into Port Pegleg to spend their gold coins. However, no one listens to Captain Cod's warning about his old enemy, Captain Blackears and his Horrid Pirates, who want to steal the pirate crew's treasure and hold the pirates for ransom. Has not listening to Captain Cod put the pirates in danger? If so, can good listening save them?The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
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  • Aids

    By Katie Dicker
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    Katie Dicker
    Global Issues: AIDS considers the definition and causes of AIDS, the history of the virus, and its human, social and economic impact. The various responses to AIDS at national and international levels, the future of AIDS, and AIDS in the media are also taken into account.
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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
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    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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  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

    By Shannon Eric Denton
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    Shannon Eric Denton
    Aladdin and the Lamp is the story of an impoverished boy who is tricked by a magician into finding a magic lamp in a cave. When Aladdin rubs the lamp a genie appears and grants him a wish. Aladdin escapes the cave back to his mother where another genie appears. What will happen next?
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  • Alcohol

    By Julie Johnson
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    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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