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  • Dinosaurs

    By Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt
    Illustrated by:
    Oivind Hovland
    Prepare to take a chronological journey, from over 200 million years ago, when tiny Saltopus hopped around in search of food, and pterosaurs took to the skies, through to huge dinosaurs such as Brachiosaurus and Allosaurus of the late Jurassic Period. Travel right up to the mass extinction event of the Cretaceous Period, which wiped out three quarters of all life on the planet...Perfect for readers aged 7+ who want to find out more about the time of the dinosaurs, and their evolution over millions of years.
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  • Dogs & puppies

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & their Babies: Dogs and Puppies explores how puppies grow from tiny, helpless balls of fur into strong, independent dogs - with a little help from their mother!Animals & their Babies: Dogs and Puppies is part of an early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread. A large format makes these books perfect for sharing and group discussion for young readers, but particularly those aged three to five.
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  • Digger's Busy Day

    By Amelia Marshall, Dan Bramall
    Authors:
    Amelia Marshall
    Illustrated by:
    Dan Bramall
    It's busy in the building site, with bulldozers, cranes, tip-up trucks and cement mixers all at work!Dive into the world of diggers and trucks with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos, accessible read out loud text and playful rhymes.These books offer a unique combination of photographic realism and story telling, perfect for children and adults to share and explore together. The books also feature an info-vocab page so the eager reader can enjoy learning and naming the vehicle parts.
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  • Dog Likes to Dig

    By Jill Atkins, Bill Bolton
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Bolton
    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Dog will not stop digging! What will he do when he finds what he has buried?
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  • Dad Gets the Cat

    By Sue Graves, Mike Byrne
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Byrne
    Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Pink 1A stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1A (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, Dad has to keep rescuing the cat. Will she ever learn her lesson?
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Deborah Chancellor
    Authors:
    Deborah Chancellor
    Explore the amazing world of the dinosaurs, from peaceful plant-eaters to fierce meat-eaters. Discover the facts and Share the learning in these fun books.A series of differentiated text books on topics that children really want to read about. The lower level text is ideal for emerging readers and the higher level text will suit more able readers. The large, square format encourages sharing, and spectacular photos are featured on every page. Perfect for readers aged 4 and up.
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  • Dictatorship

    By Sean Connolly
    Authors:
    Sean Connolly
    Dictatorship reveals the inner working of this type of government, setting it in the context of history and relating it to today's current affairs. Readers will learn how a dictatorship functions internally and within the wider world community. They will also encounter some of the dilemmas, contradictions and compromises that seem to be an essential part of even the most idealistic political systems. Part of the Systems of Government series, these books feature fact boxes, timelines and carefully chosen images that complement informative text that is packed with case studies and first-hand accounts. Voting Booth panels invite readers to consider thorny issues, both historical and current, and to form their own opinions. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • Democracy

    By Sean Connolly
    Authors:
    Sean Connolly
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  • David Attenborough

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    David Attenborough tells the story of this colourful scientific figure - covering his origins as the son of a Cambridge don through his work in natural history and broadcasting, his famous educational documentaries and his enduring scientific and popular legacy today.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was vital. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book.
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  • Dinosaurs

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Discover the prehistoric world with the dinosaurs, from the speedy velociraptor to the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex.Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
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  • Digital Technology

    By Tom Jackson
    Authors:
    Tom Jackson
    From simple abacuses to today's supercomputers, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things digital and computer-related. A host of famous (and not so famous) computing machines throughout history, from early steam-powered computing machines and code breaking machines used during World War II to the development of the world wide web, wireless technology, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make computers such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers aged 9+, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Does It Really Rain Frogs? Questions and Answers about Planet Earth

    By Thomas Canavan
    Authors:
    Thomas Canavan
    How much of the Earth is covered by ice? When will we run out of oil? Can plants turn to stone? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about planet Earth. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the world we live in.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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  • Do Plants Really Eat Insects? Questions and Answers About the Science of Plants

    By Thomas Canavan
    Authors:
    Thomas Canavan
    Why do nettles sting? Do plants poo? How do plants know which way is up? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about plants and trees. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the plants on Earth.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes to plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
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    Dinosaurs From Head to Tail

    By Stacey Roderick, Kwanchai Moriya
    Authors:
    Stacey Roderick
    Illustrated by:
    Kwanchai Moriya
    Guess which prehistoric creature each of the eight colourful close-ups belongs to, then turn the page for the answer and some fun facts. Discover eight more awesome dinosaurs at the back of the book.
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  • Double Decker Donald

    By Barrie Wade, Mike Byrne
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Byrne
    Double Decker Donald just loves to make a SPLASH! Join him and his passengers for a very mucky spin around town.The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • The Digital Age: 1947–Present Day

    By Charlie Samuels
    Authors:
    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up, this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1947 to the present day. The Digital Age investigates recent scientific developments, including major scientific advancements of the understanding of human genetics and the invention of the Internet. Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • Digger Don

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Digger Don is struck by lightning! Then he just can't stop digging - when will he stop?The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read.A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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    Dear Jelly: Family Letters from the First World War

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    The moving story of two brothers who fought in the First World War through the real letters, complete with hand-drawn cartoons, they sent to their sisters. Like so many families across the world, the Semple family were split apart by the First World War. While William and Robert were fighting the Germans in France, their younger sisters, Mabel and Jelly (Eileen), had to carry on with school back in England. To keep in touch, they wrote letters. The sisters treasured these letters, which gave snapshots of their brothers' lives as soldiers. Many of the letters included cartoon illustrations to amuse the sisters.The book presents these letters with their illustrations. After each letter the author has written a short commentary, drawing out the facts about the war that can be taken from it. Altogether the book is a powerful and moving record of one family's experience of the First World War and a moving read for readers aged nine and up.A powerful, moving record of one family's first-hand experience of the First World War. - Education Today
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    A Day That Changed History: The Assassination of John F Kennedy

    By Tracey Kelly
    Authors:
    Tracey Kelly
    Many people alive in 1963 can remember where they were on the day John F Kennedy was shot. It was a defining event similar to 9/11 or the death of Princess Diana in more recent times. A Day that Changed History: The Assassination of John F Kennedy is the story of John F Kennedy's life and death and its effect on both the USA and the wider world.
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  • Dates of a Decade: The 1960s

    By Nathaniel Harris
    Authors:
    Nathaniel Harris
    The 1960s was a time of political and social upheaval, with the Cuban Missile Crisis, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War and student riots in Europe and the USA. It was also the time of the Cultural Revolution in China, Beatlemania, the moon landing and Woodstock. This book describes these and many other world-changing events that occurred during this decade.Part of the series Dates of a Decade, each title looks at the key dates that helped shape history during a particular decade in the 20th century. As well as describing landmark events, the books examine their causes and consequences and include contemporary newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts.
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