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  • Greg Rutherford

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the jumping story of Greg Rutherford and his incredible rise to become Olympic long jump gold medalist and IAAF top-ranking Diamond League athlete. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out why we remember the famous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, where Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament - with the king inside!This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
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  • The Great Fire of London

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A simple, friendly first history series that takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. Each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained.
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  • Get in Shape

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    What is the most perfect sphere known in nature? What is pi? Why were the Great Pyramids built in that shape? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this book about the shapes that are all around us. Once you've read all about shapes, have a go at the fun quizzes which test your knowledge.The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
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  • German Supercars

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest German supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: MERCEDES-AMG GT-S, PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS/918 SPYDER WEISSACH, AUDI R8, GUMPERT APOLLO and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
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  • Greeks

    By Richard Platt, David Lawrence
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    Richard Platt
    Illustrated by:
    David Lawrence
    Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Greeks examines aspects of technology in ancient Greece, including money, mining, map-making, navigation and weapons.Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.
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  • The Greeks are coming!

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    The terrible Ancient Greeks are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Greeks describes how the Ancient Greeks set up a mighty empire from the viewpoint of a young Persian warrior. The hugely powerful Greek army, Greek daily life and customs are all explored against a backdrop of the famous battles of Marathon and Thermopylae. The book concludes with a look at Ancient Greece's expansion and eventual decline as the power of the Roman Empire grew. It also assesses Ancient Greece's legacy today. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book describes a great civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and finally how it ended.
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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    By Jasmine Brooke
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    Jasmine Brooke
    Help Rapunzel escape from her high tower using a zip wire and a bit of gravity or work out how science and technology can help Little Red Riding Hood fix that wolf once and for all! THis fun and quirky approach takes stories that young readers already know and love, but with the added twist of learning about STEM subjects along the way.For children aged 7+.
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  • Galileo Galilei

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Galileo Galilei tells the story of 'the father of science' - covering his origins as the son of a musician through his work in astronomy and optics, his troubles with the Church and his enduring 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 important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book. Breakthrough panels highlight key discoveries or invite children to try out simple related experiments. Ideal for children aged 6 and up.
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  • Get the Measure

    By Rob Colson
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    Rob Colson
    Do you want to get the measure of the world around you? This book explores many aspects of measurement from the size of an atom or how to calculate a country's coastline to finding out the speed limit of the universe or how a computer tells the time. It explores all the different measures we use for lengths, areas, volumes and speeds, and shows you how to calculate them. The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
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  • The Great Fire of London

    By Stewart Ross
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    Stewart Ross
    The Great Fire of London in 1666 is one the most remembered events of British history. This book simply retells the events of the fire, from its start in Pudding Lane to the reconstruction of London by Christopher Wren when it was all over. It considers how the wooden houses of the time allowed the fire to spread and how we know what happened from eyewitness accounts such as in Samuel Pepys' diary.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
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  • Gladiators

    By Rupert Matthews
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    Rupert Matthews
    The moment has come: all the gladiator's training was now to be put to the test. As he entered the arena, he was hit by the deafening noise of the crowd... Learn all about what makes a great gladiator in Fearless Warriors: Gladiators. Discover the customs and traditions, the training and the stars of the most popular sport of Ancient Rome.The series examines some of history's most fearless fighters. It looks at their training, weapons and fighting methods, as well as examining some of their most famous battles and fiercest warriors. Each title has sections focusing on aspects of their training, their battles or biographies of individual warriors. A useful timeline and a quiz to test your knowledge are at the back of each book. Ideal for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Galaxies and Stars

    By Ian Graham
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    Ian Graham
    How do stars begin? What are constellations and galaxies? What is the best way to look at stars? Galaxies & Stars offers a look at the mysteries of the night sky through exciting facts and beautiful photography.Learn about the wonders of space in this series, designed for readers aged 7 and up, but accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. If you've ever wondered what can be found on the dark side of the moon, or what other galaxies lurk beyond the Milky Way, these are the books for you. From the Sun, asteroids and comets to planets far and near Earth, you will discover here the most recent developments in space exploration and research.
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  • Growing

    By Andrew Solway
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    Andrew Solway
    Your body is truly amazing - both inside and out. In this book find out about the human lifecycle and how we grow and change. The book is perfect for children aged 7+ who are studying science and the human body. Advisory: it contains information about the facts of life.The book is part of the series 'Your body - inside and out' in which photographs and artwork combine to show you how your body works - both inside and out!
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  • Ghost Hunting

    By S. L. Hamilton
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    S. L. Hamilton
    Kick excitement into high gear with this extreme title! Short, easy-to-read text pairs with full-colour, action-packed photos to introduce young adventurers to ghost hunting. Readers will learn about the tools and equipment used in hunting ghosts, as well as dangers and safety tips. They are introduced to famous haunted houses and hotels, while haunted hospitals, battlegrounds, ships, and cemeteries are also discussed. Extreme facts supplement the text, leaving aspiring ghost hunters excited for an extreme adventure!
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  • Global Positioning System: Who's Tracking You?

    By Leon Gray
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    Leon Gray
    Global Positioning System explains what GPS is, its origins and how it affects the daily lives of people around the world. It explores the use of GPS in industry and leisure, crime solving and the military. The book also offers expert opinion about the uses of GPS, which are sometimes controversial and invasive.Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Genetic Modification: Should Humans Control Nature?

    By Leon Gray
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    Leon Gray
    Genetic Modification explores this most topical of scientific issues, from the genetic modification of plants and food crops through to the modification of animals. It explores the moral issues surrounding GM, offering debates and expert opinion. It also looks at how the latest cutting-edge technology in the field will in the future open up an entirely new world of potential modification, and the issues that surround it.Is our planet's population out of control? What is the future of the global economy? Are we playing God with genetic modification? How secure is the global positioning system and who is tracking you? In Ask the Experts discover some of the most topical issues facing people today and read expert opinions on each subject. Once you have 'asked the experts', become an expert yourself and use the knowledge you have learned to make up your own mind about our future. An investigative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Gladiators

    By Alex Stewart
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    Alex Stewart
    Explore the world of some of the toughest, scariest and most fearsome fighters. Facts and stats on training, weapons and fighting styles will tell you everything you want to know about our Greatest Warriors!
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  • Greek Soldiers

    By Alex Stewart
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    Alex Stewart
    Explore the world of some of the toughest, scariest and most fearsome fighters. Facts and stats on training, weapons and fighting styles will tell you everything you want to know about our Greatest Warriors!
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  • Gladiators

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    Introducing gladiators! How much do you think you know about them? You may know that gladiators fought in front of huge crowds of people, but what were the arenas they fought in called? Did all gladiatorial fights end with a death? What were different types of gladiators called and what weapons and armour did they use? Well this book will tell you! A perfect introduction for kids who want to know what being a gladiator was all about. Bit-sized facts mean you can dip into this book at random, or read it cover to cover. Part of the series Lots of Things You Want to Know About, four books that take a look at some of the most dangerous jobs...ever! Aimed at children aged 7+ these books combine large full colour illustrations and simple paragraphs of text to encourage children to read around these high-interest topics.
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