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  • Summer

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Get outdoors and unlock your creative side with these fantastic art projects for summer. Follow the step-by-step photographs to make garden bunting, a fairy ring, a flower print picture and lots more. Plus, find out all about summer with the seasonal fact panels. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up, The Outdoor Art Room is designed to get children out into the fresh air and interacting with nature. A range of simple arts and crafts projects as well as fun activities help them discover new things about their environment and the seasons at the same time as being active and having fun. Care is taken to ensure that these projects do not create any adverse environmental impact.
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  • Spring

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Get outdoors and unlock your creative side with these fantastic art projects for spring. Follow the step-by-step photographs to make eco seed pods, a windmill bird scarer, a spring blossom picture and lots more. Plus, find out all about spring with the seasonal fact panels. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up, The Outdoor Art Room is designed to get children out into the fresh air and interacting with nature. A range of simple arts and crafts projects as well as fun activities help them discover new things about their environment and the seasons at the same time as being active and having fun. Care is taken to ensure that these projects do not create any adverse environmental impact.
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    The Story of Paintings

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning
    Illustrated by:
    Brita Granström
    A friendly and inspiring introduction to art history, telling the stories of the world's greatest paintings and artists from prehistory to the modern dayThe Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velázquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.
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  • The Seaside

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What do you know about the seaside? Explore the amazing variety of habitats, plants and animals that call coastlines around the world home and find out how they are adapted to survive there. Explore what makes sand such an amazing material, food chains, seashells and seaweed. Discover why beaches and seaside resorts are such popular holiday destinations and the jobs that people do there..Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Space

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Sewing

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Would you like to try sewing but don't know where to start? This book is full of brilliant beginner sewing projects that will be the envy of your friends. 'I Love Craft Sewing' features instructions for fantastic sewing projects from a needle case and yo-yo necklace to a flower cushion and a shoe bag. Each craft is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book also provides instructions for the different sewing stitches, sewing on a button and fastening off. The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • The Stone Age and Bronze Age

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What do you know about the Stone Age and Bronze Age? Explore the incredible history of Britain during these times and find out how people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Hunter-gathering, stone tools, cave paintings and of course crafting objects from bronze are all covered in this book, along with extra information about the era, such as the ice ages and the invention of the wheel. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life. You can make: a 'stone' axe, a cave art-style handprint painting, a 'bronze sword', a wheeled cart, a pot and a model of Stonehenge.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Eight books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Start a Band!

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    Could you be the next big thing on the music scene? Find out what it takes to be in a band with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!
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  • The Story of Pop Music

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From the music halls of the 1920s to the everchanging hottest pop stars of today, this book tells you how pop music has evolved, influenced and been influenced by other musical genres. Elvis Presley, the Beatles, motown stars of the 1960s, Michael Jackson, Madonna and the huge synth pop of the 1980s and modern artists like Justin Bieber, Psy and Rihanna all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Rock Music

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From its roots in the blues sound of black American jazz in the 1930s to the stadium-rocking megastars of today. This book tells you how rock music has evolved, been influenced by and influenced other musical genres. The invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s was a turning point for music. It opened up genres such as jazz and country music and helped them evolve into an edgier, rockier sound. Featuring the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, glam rock stars like David Bowie and Mark Bolan, the legendary Led Zeppelin and the stadium rockers of the 1980s and 90s, right through to modern rock stars like the Queens of the Stone Age and Jack White, they all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Punk and Indie

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From punk and indie's roots to today's mega-stars of the industry, The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how musicians in the 1970s moved away from the safe world of pop and rock and exploded onto the scene with their anarchic style, political lyrics and attention-grabbing stage antics. Read about the Ramones, Greenday, the Clash and the evolution of punk into indie music where bands such as the Cure, Blondie and Nirvana rocked the charts.The Story of Punk and Indie is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Dance Music and Electronica

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From the earliest DJs mixing records for clubbers in the 1970s to the superstar DJs of today. This book tells you how dance music has evolved and influenced other musical genres. House music, warehouse parties, raves; hugely influential bands such as Kraftwork and The Chemical Brothers and the superstar DJs such as Fatboy Slim and David Guetta all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Samba and Salsa

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you want to learn to dance? This book features two dances that are danced by amateurs and professionals around the world: the samba and the salsa. Find out where the dances originated and learn some simple steps and then put your own routine together!
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  • The Story of Hip-Hop

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    From hip-hop's block party roots to today's mega-stars of the industry The Story of Hip-Hop takes a detailed look at how cretive musicians ripped up existing music and turned it into something new. Emerging rappers realised that this music was the perfect backing to enhance their lyrics and so hip-hop was born. Tracing hip-hop through to the present day this book will tell you how it has influenced thousands of artists and crossed over many musical genres to become a global urban sound.The Story of Hip-Hop is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • The Story of Soul and R&B

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    The Story of Soul and R&B traces the roots of this musical genre from the traditional black american gospel singers through soul, motown and funk, right through to it's influence on pop and to the neo soul superstars of today. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child, Rihanna, Neo and many more feature on this jam-packed book on music.The Story of Soul and R&B is part of the series Pop Histories which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.
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  • Selena Gomez

    By Jenny Vaughan
    Authors:
    Jenny Vaughan
    Welcome to Teen Stars! Whether you're already a fan, or just want to find out more, this series has something for everyone who's into the teen celebrity scene.
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  • Strawberries

    By Helen Lanz
    Authors:
    Helen Lanz
    It's simple to grow your own strawberries! In this series find out:what equipment you will needhow to grow a healthy plantabout the science in growing plants.You can also find useful tips, nutrition facts and a recipe.
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