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  • My Smartphone and other Digital Accessories

    By Helen Greathead
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    Helen Greathead
    This series investigates just how lots of familiar household items are put together. This is explored in an ethical and fair trade context, featuring information on both good and bad working environments around the world, and highlighting the work of Fairtrade and similar organisations.Well Made, Fair Trade: My Mobile and Other Smart Accessories explores the problems faced by the people who mine the materials for and produce the world's mobile phones and other digital accessories. It shows how fair trade projects help them to improve their working conditions and get a fair price for their work.
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  • 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.
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  • Electricity

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    What's the buzz about electricity? All bright sparks need to read this book to discover the shocking facts about electricity, as well as all about batteries, circuits and conductors.This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted full-page illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children.
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  • Forces

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Are you feeling the forces? Start reading this book and you won't be able to resist learning about air resistance, being attracted by magnetism or feeling the pull of gravity. This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted full-page illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children.
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  • Plants

    By Angela Royston
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    Angela Royston
    Plants are brilliant things to study scientifically. They grow, reproduce, make their own food and some can even defend themselves. In Plants you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out how leaves function, the strength of the acid in a nettle, and whether plants can grow in cola! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.
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  • Habitats

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Habitats are brilliant things to study scientifically. Within habitats, plants humans and other animals have learned to adapt to the variety of biomes on Earth. In Habitats you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out why ecosystems are important and what happens if too much or too little of something occurs in the natural world. Discover the ways some animals are adapted to cold habitats, the important role trees play and all about climate change! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.
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  • Telephones and Mobiles

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From early forms of communication, such as the telegraph, and morse code to today's super-fast communications through the internet, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things telephone-related. A host of communication devices and telephones technologies, such as how wires are used and why vibrations are important, to wireless mobile phones and sending digital images and sounds via smartphones, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make telephones 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, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Music Technology

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players 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, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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    A Roller-coaster Ride Around The Body

    By Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow
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    Gabby Dawnay
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Barrow
    Jump on board and take a ride around the human body on our read-aloud, rollicking rollercoaster. Created by CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominees Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow, prepare to take your inquisitive youngster on a visually led, fast-paced rhythmic trip, from bones to muscles, feelings to sleep. This book is bursting with energy and fun - the perfect way to introduce your enthusiastic little one to a key school topic. Roller-coaster Ride Around the Body has been designed to promote learning through imagination and humour, building visual and auditory memory, in addition to stimulating questioning and enquiry skills. It is particularly suitable for reading together with pre-school children, individually and in groups, and as a starting point for physical-led expression.
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  • Earthquakes

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst earthquakes in this book from San Francisco in 1906 to Nepal in 2015 .This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Volcanic Eruptions

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst volcanic Eruptions in this book from Vesuvius to Krakatau.This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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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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  • David Attenborough

    By Sarah Ridley
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    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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    Look at that Building

    By Scot Ritchie
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    Scot Ritchie
    Sally's dad has built her a new treehouse, but Max the dog can't climb up and join in all the fun - he needs a new doghouse!Come along as five friends go on a quest to find out all they can about buildings and how they are constructed. By checking out structures, both big and small, Sally and her four friends (and Max and Ollie the cat!) learn about how buildings are made, what makes them strong and how they stay standing. After a fun day of exploring they are ready to build Max the best doghouse around!This fun book introduces readers aged 7+ to the basic science and engineering that goes into buildings. Let the award-winning illustrator, Scot Ritchie take you on a skyscraper of an adventure.
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  • Stinky Skunks and Other Animal Adaptations

    By Barbara Taylor
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    Barbara Taylor
    Stinky Skunks investigates disgusting animals and animal habits from around the world, including feeding, nasty teeth and claws, poo, camouflage and, of course, scents and smells.Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.
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  • Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles

    By Barbara Taylor
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    Barbara Taylor
    Slimy Spawn investigates a world of disgusting life cycles, from hungry bed bugs to slimy frogs and from disease-carrying rats to slithery snakes.Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.
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    I am Josephine - and I am a Living Thing

    By Jan Thornhill, Jacqui Lee
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    Jan Thornhill
    Illustrated by:
    Jacqui Lee
    Meet Josephine: she's a little girl, a big sister and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal and a living thing-all identities she explores in this simple but informative picture book that provides a fabulous introduction to classification.Inspired by science and nature writer Jan Thornhill's many school visits, this book is intended to help children recognise themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities.Beautiful illustrations in vibrant colors combined with minimal text make this an easy introduction to the classification of living things. Endmatter goes into further detail about the unique characteristics of humans, mammals, animals and living things.
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  • Sound

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Have you heard all about SOUND? This book contains everything you need to know about echoes, information about infrasound, notes about musical notes and more, so listen up! Science in a Flash: Sounds looks at what sound is, how it is made and what it is used for. Vibrations, music and animal hearing are also covered.This essential KS2 series covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted full-page illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children.
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  • Light

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Science in a Flash: Light shines a light on, well, light itself! Tackling topics like colour, reflection and shadows, reading this book will turn you into a bright and brilliant light expert. Find out what light is, where it comes from and how it behaves. Shadows, reflection, refraction and types of light are also covered.This essential KS2 series covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted full-page illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children.
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  • Rescue Vehicles

    By David West
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    David West
    Mechanic Mike knows loads about all sorts of rescue vehicles. From police cars and ambulances to lifeboats and rescue helicopters, and everything in between. Find out how much these specialist machines weigh, the type of engines they have and lots of other amazing bite-sized facts.Part of the series Mechanic Mike's Machines. Introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of all things mechanical. Bright and colourful computer generated imagery for children who love cartoons and animation and Mike's chibi character is a familiar icon style for many children. These books are designed to be particularly friendly to children.
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