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  • The Storm

    By Peter Bently, Elisabetta Ferrero
    Authors:
    Peter Bently
    Illustrated by:
    Elisabetta Ferrero
    When a huge storm causes a tree topple over and trap Smokey and Rascal, Tara and Dad are besides themselves with worry. How can they rescue the horses? Luckily Plod saves the day! The Storm is part of the Starcross Stables series; four books for Band 7 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Smell

    By Mandy Suhr, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Mandy Suhr
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    One of a series covering all the senses and based on the requirements of the Key Stage One science curriculum, 'Smell' begins by examining different types of smell and moves on to look at how we smell things. It also looks at how smell and taste work together, animals and smell and smell as a warning sign. The illustrations and examples refer to a child's likely everyday experiences so making the information accessible to the youngest readers. Notes for parents and teachers include suggestions for learning activities that reinforce the information in the book. The book also includes a list of further reading and resources. Mike Gordon is a highly successful illustrator whose work for Wayland has established a respected information books brand.
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  • SUVs and Off-Roaders

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    From super cars such as the Bugatti Veyron to the luxury Bentley, Mercedes and BMW, this series looks at the most incredible cars in existence! Top Marques: SUVs and Off-Roaders looks at the history of SUVs, and at some of the most cutting-edge 4x4 vehicles around, from the Porsche Cayenne to the Range Rover SDV8, the Nissan Navara, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Jeep Wrangler and the Mercedes Unimog. A 'High Spec' panel on every spread details some of the jaw-dropping features of these cars, and a 'Fast and Furious' feature explains the basic science behind how prestige cars perform and are powered, such as G-force, combustion, friction, acceleration, and aerodynamics. Finally, discover amazing 'Turbo Facts' such as, for example, why a F1 car could drive on the ceiling!Incredible, full-bleed photographs and punchy, fact-filled text make this the perfect series for all car fanatics aged 7 and above.Racing cars are just some of the prestige cars around. Why not learn about more, in the other books in the series: Top Marques: Racing Cars, Top Marques: Luxury Cars and Top Marques: Supercars.
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  • Seas and Oceans

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    How much gold is in our oceans? Which is the saltiest sea? Why is it dark on the ocean floor?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and learn about seas and oceans. Dive down to the deep ocean floor, and find out about the animals that live there. Explore the coastlines of the seas and oceans that cover our planet, and discover the science behind waves.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
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  • Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    Follow a traveller's diary of a diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia! Find out all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how conservation projects are underway to protect the reef and its wildlife. Also learn how to survive the perils of the Great Barrier Reef including sharks, the blue-ringed octopus, jellyfish and cone shells!
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  • Summer

    By Annalees Lim
    Authors:
    Annalees Lim
    Learn how to make the best sandcastles on the beach! Make and decorate your very own kite, or a seascape in a bottle!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is an ideal and fun introduction to the summer 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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  • Starting School: Do I Have to Go to School?

    By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Lesley Harker
    A beautifully illustrated picture book for children who are starting school for the first time. Going to school is a huge change for young children, this book encourages children to discover the joy of learning new things, meeting new people and having new experiences. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.
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  • The Stuff We Buy

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    What are the problems and challenges we face around the world when it comes to the stuff we buy? How can we reduce, reuse and recycle the things we own, to avoid wasting them and contributing to pollution and climate change? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop sustainable solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.
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  • Sophie Shyosaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Sophie Shyosaurus was a very shy dinosaur. She got embarrassed at parties, when she met someone new, or if she had to stand up and talk in school. Will she ever be able to stop being shy? Written by Brian Moses, this humorous picture book explores different things that might make children feel shy, for example being asked to speak in class, going to a party or doing something new. Different ways of dealing with shyness are then set out with mum and dad dinosaur explaining how they sometimes are shy too and giving examples of how they try to overcome these feelings. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light-touch to these stories, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way. Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of this book show how to approach these issues with children. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Anna Angrysaurus; Samuel Scaredosaurus.
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  • Swimming

    If you're mad about swimming, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your strokes, swim competitively for a club and expand your abilities into water polo, snorkelling and scuba diving.
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  • Space

    By Anita Loughrey
    Authors:
    Anita Loughrey
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  • Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    Discover the sparkling world of stars, from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. Learn aboutour very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeousgalaxies and marvel at the Milky Way. Get answers to questions such as:* What's inside the Sun?* Where are the Pillars of Creation?* Why do stars twinkle?* How fast does a pulsar spin?* Which galaxy is a cannibal? · How long would it take to travel across the Milky Way? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures to inspire future astronauts and space scientists.
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  • Sailing the Caribbean Islands

    By Sonya Newland
    Authors:
    Sonya Newland
    Travelling Wild: Sailing the Caribbean Islands follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by boat around the Caribbean Sea. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover why the Caribbean is best avoided from June to November (hurricanes!), the different types of shark to watch out for, some deep-sea wonders, the role of mangrove forests, the Caribbean climate, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to fend off a shark attack, survive a hurricane and dive safely, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible Caribbean Islands without leaving your seat!
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  • Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

    By Sonya Newland
    Authors:
    Sonya Newland
    Travel back to the time of the stone, bronze and iron ages! What was Britain like over 6000 years ago? Who lived on the island and what was it like? Explore these ancient civilisations to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life.The Explore! series takes an all-round, hands-on approach to history, making the subject relevant to all area of curriculum learning - geography, art, literacy and numeracy. Each book features a diary entry, a fun craft-based activity, and a quiz.
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  • Somalia

    By Sonya Newland
    Authors:
    Sonya Newland
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  • Saving Water

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    Why is water precious?What happens when water is scarce?What is being done to take care of water?The Environment Detective Investigates helps you to answer these questions and many more about saving water. Find out why living things need water, how people waste water and how we can help to save water.
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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?
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  • Science

    By Colin Hynson
    Authors:
    Colin Hynson
    Discover the amazing array of jobs within the field of science that you never knew existed. From the exoplanet hunters who use powerful telescopes to look for planets orbiting stars, to the forensic scientists who help detectives by using forensic chemistry to link suspects to crime scenes.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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    Seeking Refuge: Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

    By Andy Glynne, Salvador Maldonado
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    Illustrated by:
    Salvador Maldonado
    Children's Choice Winner in the 0-7 catergory in the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards!This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, flees his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflict caused by war.Told in Ali's own words, it documents the feelings of alienation, separation and suffering that war can place on immigrant children and their families, and the thread of hope that can help them overcome their ordeal.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
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  • Stan's Song

    By Mick Gowar, Francois Hall
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    Francois Hall
    It's the Cactus Thorn town picnic and Sheriff Stan is going to sing for the crowd.
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