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  • Spying and Security

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    World War II is explored through first hand-evidence including posters, newspapers, diaries, letters, speeches, poems and songs. This title looks at spying and security in the Second World War, from code breaking and spying to national security and civil defence. It looks at the hidden world of secrets and deception in World War Two.
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  • Soldiers

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    The lives of soldiers in World War II is explored through first hand-evidence including posters, newspapers, diaries, letters, speeches, poems and songs. This title looks at recruitment and training of soldiers, how morale was kept up with entertainment, the medical care that soldiers received, and demobilisation.
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  • The Second World War 1939-45

    By Pam Robson
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    Pam Robson
    This book is ideal for school project work or for those who want an 'at-a-glance' overview of the Second World War. Complete with descriptions of the key events of the war, it tracks the progress of the battles and investigates how peace was finally achieved.The timeline, glossary and clearly-headed spreads make it easy to refer to essential dates, facts and personalities. Maps, contemporary photography, paintings, posters and pictures of artefacts all help bring the topic to life.
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  • South Africa

    By Clive Gifford
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    Clive Gifford
    Unpack the history and culture of South Africa - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: South Africa. The book takes you on a journey through this incredible country, from its food to wildlife and its art to sport. The bright, fun scrapbook design will engage children's attention and capture their interest, making the book the perfect introduction and travel guide. Explore South Africa's rich history, from its tribal past, through colonization, right up to the present day. Meet the 'big five' safari animals: the lion, the African elephant, the leopard, the rhinoceros and the Cape Buffalo, plus lots more incredible wildlife. Discover the Springbok passion for all things sport, from rugby and cricket to football, swimming and cycling, and find out why their sports teams are among the best in the world. See the sights in South Africa's three capital cities: Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town. Explore South Africa's diverse and interesting landscape - from veld to coast, deserts and rivers. Read all about Nelson Mandela, who many consider to be the founder of modern South Africa, and the apartheid era he fought to end. Discover the unusual meats South Africans love to feast on, from ostrich to crocodile and antelope! Find out all about the treasure that exists underground in South Africa, from gold, silver and copper to dazzling diamonds. Uncover the history behind some of South Africa's most exciting festivals and holidays, such as the 'Second New Year' held every January in Cape Town. Unpacked: South Africa is packed full of fun, quirky facts and interesting information, perfect for children aged 9 and above. Whether you're planning a trip, or just interested in the country, this is the guide for you! South Africa is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, Italy, India, Portugal or Spain in other titles in the series?
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  • Spain

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Unpack the history and culture of Spain - one of the world's most beautiful and interesting countries - with Unpacked: Spain. The book takes you on a journey through this incredible country, from its food to fashion and its art to sport. The bright, fun scrapbook design will engage children's attention and capture their interest, making the book the perfect introduction and travel guide. Explore Spain's rich history, from the Moors to the Conquistadors, right up to the present day. Meet some of Spain's most incredible wildlife, wolves and bears to camels and lynx! Discover the Spanish passion for all things sport, find out why their national football team are world champions, and meet Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal. See the sights in Spain's staggering cities, from the incredible Gaudi architecture in Barcelona, to the beautiful Moorish buildings and orange trees of Seville. Explore Spain's diverse and interesting landscape - see beaches, mountains, and islands along the way, and discover why Spain is such a popular tourist destination. Read all about delicious Spanish food, from paellas and olives to tapas and cheese - avoid if you're feeling peckish! Escape to the country to see parts of Spain that are off the beaten track; and encounter vineyards, wild pigs, and houses built into the edge of cliffs! Discover amazing Spanish artists such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró, plus the incredible galleries, such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, that house their work. Find out all about the Spanish film industry, which has given the world movie stars from Penelope Cruz to Antonio Banderas, and be inspired to watch some classic Spanish films! Uncover the history behind some of Spain's most famous pastimes, from flamenco dancing to bull-fighting, and see the incredible costumes worn by both dancers and matadors. Unpacked: Spain is packed full of fun, quirky facts and interesting information, perfect for children aged 9 and above. Whether you're planning a trip, or just interested in the country, this is the guide for you! Spain is just one of the world's most fascinating countries. Why not unpack Australia, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Portugal or South Africa in other titles in the series?
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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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  • Sailing

    By Susie Porter
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    Susie Porter
    This book is full of information on how to get into sailing, including finding a sailing school, understanding the wind, the equipment needed and how to stay stafe on the water. Packed with lively, step-by-step photographs, it will guide you through learning first skills and techniques, and show you how to progress to the next level.Although each of these sports require a variety of different skills and techniques, they all have the love of outdoors in common. They are also accessible to all - from young to old and able-bodied to disabled. The series is inspirational for those readers who want to explore the sports and it also offers information on how to get started and how to participate in the sport, including step-by-step instructions for the key techniques.
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  • Sport What Job Can I Get?

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in sport are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being an athelete, sports journalist, physiotherapist, lifeguard, sports agent, sports manager, sports coach and many others. It provides an inside glimpse into what the different jobs involve and the special skills that are needed to succeed in a chosen area.
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  • Spending My Money

    By Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon
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    Claire Llewellyn
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    How can you pay for the things that you want? How does spending your money in different ways make you feel?Spending My Money answers these questions and more as it introduces you to the idea of spending your money. Notes for parents and teachers, as well as suggestions for learning activities reinforce the information in the book.
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  • Sport and Pastimes

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title examines how the Romans spent their spare time, from hosting dinner parties to listening to music and going to the theatre. It also looks at sports the Romans enjoyed, such as gladiator fights, athletics, chariot racing, ball games and wild animal shows.
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  • Safety: I Can Be Safe

    By Pat Thomas
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    Pat Thomas
    This book explores the issue of safety for young children. It explains the importance of understanding the difference between what is safe and what is not, and goes on to look at how children can feel safe at home, at school, in the playground, in the street, and elsewhere. Information on natural 'instinct' is given and advice for children on what to do if they feel scared at any time. The book concludes by explaining that learning to look after themselves is a big part of growing up for everybody.With beautiful artwork by Lesley Harker.
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  • Sailing the Great Barrier Reef

    By Alex Woolf
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    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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  • Sunshine and Drought

    By Kate Purdie
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    Kate Purdie
    Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. This title examines sunshine, and how vital the Sun is to everyone on Earth. It also looks at what happens in a drought, and the drastic effects that droughts can have.
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  • Snow and Blizzards

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    Weatherwise looks at wind, sunshine, rain and snow and how these weather conditions affect people and their lives, such as their homes, transport, clothing and jobs. This title considers where, and why, snow and blizzards occur around the world. It talks about the difference between snow, sleet and hail, what happens when an avalanche occurs, and the consequenes that these dramatic weather conditions can have on people.
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    By Shannon Eric Denton
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    Shannon Eric Denton
    These classic fairy tales provide young children with an essential introduction to storytelling. Strikingly illustrated, each story brings the fantasy world of fairy tales to life for emergent readers.
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  • Sound

    By Carol Ballard
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    Carol Ballard
    Discover where sound comes from, how it travels and how we hear sound. Learn about echoes and how sound is measured.The topic of sound is approached in a simple and clear way. The concepts are complemented by new artwork and specially-commissioned photography featuring children. Each step-by-step experiment has been tried in the classroom and is illustrated with photography which encourages children's understanding. Each book is bright, colourful and simple in its design.
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  • Sound

    By Sally Hewitt
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    Sally Hewitt
    Amazing Science uses the extraordinary and mind-boggling facts about science to introduce children to the core topic of sound at KS1. Each spread starts with an interesting fact supported by a dramatic picture to engage the child's interest. It then seeks to explain, in simple terms, the science behind it. 'Your Turn' boxes then challenge children to look around them for similar examples, such as what materials are used for.
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  • Summer

    By Annalees Lim
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    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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  • Science and Technology

    By Bob Fowke
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    Bob Fowke
    'Who's Who in Science and Technology' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in the history of science and technology. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from physicists and deep thinkers, geographers, sailors and ship designers, engineers and architects, gods, biologists, naturalists, geniuses, chemists, doctors and bacterilologists, manufacturers, mathematicians, geologiests, artists, inventors, astronomers, ancient greeks and airmen.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
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    Say No to Bullying

    By Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Bullying today comes in many forms, from being picked on to verbal, physical, emotional, homophobic, racist and cyberbullying. This book examines all the types of bullying, looks at the reasons people bully and the variety of ways that you can combat bullying. With endorsement from Kidscape, the children's charity against abuse and bullying.
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