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  • Cats & kittens

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Cats & Kittens explores how kitten grow from cute, playful balls of fur into strong, independent cats - with a little help from their mother!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.
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  • Classification and Evolution

    By Peter Riley
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    Peter Riley
    Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life. Classification and Evolution describes how we group, or classify, all living things on Earth, from microscopic bacteria to huge blue whales. Fossils, adaptation and the theory of natural selection are all also explored.
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  • Create Your Own Story with Scratch

    By Kevin Wood
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    Kevin Wood
    Flex your creative muscles with fun coding projects in Scratch.In Project Code: Create Your Own Story, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create ca cool story. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to build a project up using real sprites and building blocks on the Scratch website and then go on to experiment with variations of your own. Tips and tricks help you make the most of this fantastic coding tool and the cool illustrations by Glen McBeth add a touch of humour!Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • Create Computer Games with Scratch

    By Kevin Wood
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    Kevin Wood
    In Project Code: Create Computer Games, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create their own cool, professional computer games. Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • The Cave of Shadows - Explore light and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In The Cave of Shadows, the gang uses the science of light to explore a huge, spooky cave in search of a lost puppy. Will they find Poppy the puppy? And will they ever find a way out again?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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  • Create Music with Scratch

    By Kevin Wood
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    Kevin Wood
    Flex your creative muscles with fun coding projects in Scratch.In Project Code: Music, young coders can use and refine their Scratch skills to create cool, professional music. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to build a project up using real sprites and building blocks on the Scratch website and then go on to experiment with variations of your own. Tips and tricks help you make the most of this fantastic coding tool and the cool illustrations by Glen McBeth add a touch of humour!Project Code is a great series for young coders already familiar with Scratch, who are ready to take the next step. With a series of fun projects to master, each book allows readers to explore, create and learn coding fundamentals as they go along. This series supports the National Curriculum for Computing at KS2 and is ideal for readers aged 6 and up.
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  • Create An Animation with Scratch

    By Kevin Wood
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    Kevin Wood
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  • A Cry in the Dark - Explore sound and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Follow Jess, Ben, Amelie and Zac as they use science to escape from terrifying danger, and try some exciting experiments for yourself. In A Cry in the Dark, the gang uses the science of sound to escape from a mad scientist! Will they find their way back to safety before he catches them?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scientific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science in the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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  • Cool Stuff to Bake

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Charles Darwin

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Charles Darwin tells the story of this key scientific figure, covering his origins as the son of a wealthy doctor, to his famous voyage on HMS Beagle, the development of his evolutionary theories and the publication of On the Origin of Species to his death and burial in Westminster Abbey.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.
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  • Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace

    By Mary Colson
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    Mary Colson
    Charles Darwin was born in England in 1809. He was a brilliant scientist who changed the way we thinkabout life on Earth. His theory about the evolution of plants and animals transformed science and shocked nineteenth-century society to its core. Alfred Russel Wallace, a Welsh naturalist, was born in 1823. He developed a theory of natural selection at the same time as Darwin. This book explores the life and work of these two scientists and how a letter from Wallace to Darwin changed the course of science forever.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
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  • Crushed! - Explore forces and use science to survive

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Ben are his friends are enjoying snowboarding but noisy snowmobiles trigger an avalanche. Amelie is hurt. Can the children get off the mountain safely? How will their use their knowledge of forces and other science to survive?Science has never been more exciting with this attention-grabbing approach which delivers true scietific learning through an action-packed story and spectacular graphic illustrations. The science is the story is backed up through simple experiments that readers can try for themselves.
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  • Caribbean

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
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  • China

    By Clare Hibbert
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    Clare Hibbert
    Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your chopsticks from your chow mein? There's much more to Chinese food than soy sauce and rice! Discover all about the types of food Chinese people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Chinese dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
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  • Crazy Food

    By Anne Rooney
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    Anne Rooney
    Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
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  • Cars

    By Andrew Langley
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    Andrew Langley
    Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about cars! Loads of facts and stats will bring the world of cars to life - from supercars and dragsters to military cars and racing cars - and ensure you really do Know It All.Part of the series Know It All - there are eight books in this series covering everything from Space and Knights to Inventions and Dangerous Animals.
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  • Chef

    By James Nixon
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    James Nixon
    Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a chef? This is a careers book that focuses on just one type of job within its industry. Follow Phil, a sous chef in a restaurant as he guides you around his place of work. He explains everything in a clear and informative way - from buying ingredients to working as a head chef in a busy restaurant kitchen. Clear photographs help as he explains the skills, qualifications and temperament you need to become a chef.Part of the series, What We Do. Six books that explore six practical career options for children aged 9+.
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  • Cooking Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Cooking Skills will show you how to get started in cooking, encouraging you to develop a range of recipes. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of essential cooking skills, such as chopping safely, kneading and mixing ingredients. From simple no-cook recipes to more complex meals and deserts, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of foodies and chefs, by giving them a solid base to work upon and suggesting ways in which cooking could turn into a future career. Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields aimed at children aged 9+.
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  • Cloning and Genetic Engineering

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    Would you clone your favourite pet? What impact is the Human Genome Project having on scientific and medical research? For supporters of genetic engineering, this technology has opened up a world of possibilities. But its opponents voice many concerns about the moral rights and wrongs of 'tampering with nature'. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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  • Call the Fire and Rescue Service

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    Who takes care of us in an emergency? Read this book to find out all about the very important work carried out by the fire and rescue service, and to find out what you should do if you see a fire.
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