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  • Habitats

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Wonder at the depth of the deepest oceans, read about huge grasslands, and discover how living things survive - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about forces has never been more exciting!
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  • Healthy Bodies

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A visually playful body and animal bookLearn all about animal and human healthy bodies and their similarities and differences. From breathing and diets to sleeping and keeping warm and clean, explore how humans and animals stay healthy.The Human Body, Animal Bodies series looks at the features and function of the human body in isolation and also in comparison to those of different animals, looking at similarities and differences. The end of each book will look at sorting the featured creatures into their animal groups, using the classification information learnt throughout. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
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  • Homes Around the World

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Take a journey around the world to discover the homes of children just like you!Where in the world do children live in reed houses on floating islands?Where are the highest homes: in the city skyscrapers, or in the snowy mountains?Why are some houses in India painted blue, and why do some people in South Africa paint patterns on their homes?Find out in Homes Around the World!Children will love reading about the homes of their contemporaries in other countries; from underground homes and floating homes, to eco-homes, and the most unusual homes.Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
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  • Hill Forts

    By John Malam
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    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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  • Happy Divali

    By Joyce Bentley
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    Joyce Bentley
    Divali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Discover the origins and traditions behind the festival, how people around the globe celebrate it and what it means to them.Beautiful photography captures the many ways in which this festival is celebrated, and offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most important religious festivals.Customs and rituals are explained, and children can discover how these vary in different countries and ethnic groups. Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies for children aged 5-7.Other titles in the series include: Happy Easter, Happy Eid al-Fitr and Happy Holi
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  • Heave Ho! Pirates Can Work Together

    By Tom Easton
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    Tom Easton
    This brilliantly funny story about pirates shows how important it can be to work together as a team. A huge storm is approaching the Golden Duck and Captain Cod needs to get the ship's sails down quickly before they are torn apart in the storm. He asks each pirate one by one to pull down a sail. But the pirates struggle on their own and the storm gets worse. Will anyone realise that they need all hands on deck to work as a team to get the job done. Can they pull together in time to save the ship? 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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  • How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Space Station

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a space station. You'd definitely want it to be the best space station in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Bike

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Skatepark

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a skatepark. You'd definitely want it to be the best skatepark in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps!Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.A dynamic and engaging resource for STEM teaching. 'Work it out' panels involve readers in solving problems and finding solutions to challenges faced by designers. Detailed artwork shows how aspects of a design can be reshaped and refined, and photographs show world-leading examples of each product.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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    A History of Britain Through Art

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    This book discusses the history of Britain, from ancient settlements right up to our own times. Some of the pictures show momentous events such as the invasion of England by William the Conqueror or the Battle of Britain, which has shaped the history of the country. Other pictures reflect the life of a nation, such as the splendid architecture of a medieval cathedral, the Fire of London and travel in a Victorian omnibus. This approach provides an insight into the history of Britain as seen through the eyes of artists.
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  • Heinz

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    This title takes an in-depth look at Heinz and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting food brands today. Beginning with a single product, horseradish sauce, Heinz has become a multi-national brand boasting many household products, including those favourites Baked Beans and Tomato Ketchup. We cover how Heinz came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Heinz today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Topshop and ASOS.
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  • How Does a Network Work?

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    Find out what a network is and how it connects us to each other and the world at large. Discover how networks provide us with the latest entertainment and allow us to check our emails on our phones while on the move. Learn too how they let us stay connected with friends and family thousands of miles away across the Earth. Learn about how a network works and how this high-tech science has changed your world!High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working.
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  • How Does a Touch Screen Work?

    By Leon Gray
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    Leon Gray
    Touch screens have transformed our modern lives, allowing us to control equipment and communicate with each other through smart devices - all at the touch of a button. Discover how touch screens began as scientific resources, how they were changed into the fun and practical gadgets we use today and what the future of these adaptable and inventive devices could be. High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working.
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  • How Does Wifi Work?

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    WiFi has made our communication technology truly mobile. Today, we can check our emails or log on to an Internet site at a café, train station or an airport - anywhere, infact, where WiFi is available. Learn how the world became wireless and how that changed both the way we work and the way we have fun. Find out more about how WiFi works and how this high-tech science has brought freedom to your world.High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working. Closely linked to the Science and Design and Technology curriculums!
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  • How Does GPS Work?

    By Leon Gray
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    Leon Gray
    From its earliest uses in the US military to its role today in vehicle navigation, surveying and transport tracking, GPS has changed the way we travel, work and have fun. It has also become a crucial tool for emergency services, law enforcement officers and the monitoring of convicted criminals. Find out more about how GPS works and how this high-tech science affects your world.High-Tech Science is a series of four books that look at the revolutionary, cutting-edge science that we rely on to run our lives and keep our modern world working. It it closely linked with the Science and Design and Technology curriculums.
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  • Human Body

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Help science make sense with Mind Webs! Twelve beautifully illustrated webs show how science works in a truly fascinating way. Mind webs, also known as spidergrams or mind maps, are great for learning about the science of your body.In this book you can find out how your muscles, skeleton, heart, lungs and brain work, learn how your nervous system helps your senses, what jobs your skin, hair and nails have, and how your body fights illness.With more than 200 illustrations showing how the human body works, this series is perfect for visual learners. The Mind Webs series are great revision tools for students at Key Stage 2, and are also excellent for gaining a clearer understanding of how science works.Includes advice on how to make your own mind web.
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  • Hamlet

    By Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
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    Anna Claybourne
    Illustrated by:
    Tom Morgan-Jones
    To be or not to be? That is the question...A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Read on, through madness and mystery, to discover the calamitous tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.Contains information about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, is also examined, to give some context in which the play was written.The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.
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    The History Detective Investigates: The Indus Valley

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    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 your local library where you can find out more about the Indus Valley. The detective shows readers how to create your own project about daily life in Mohenjo-Daro, make Indus Valley-style figurine and interview the rulers of the Indus Valley. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates 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 for 2014.
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