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  • The Seaside Trip

    By Jackie Walter, Jem Maybank
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Jem Maybank
    Charlie and Jasmine's two dads have planned a day out at the seaside and they can't wait. But their little brother Max wants to go to the soft play centre and he's having a big sulk. Can the family convince Max to enjoy himself after all? This story features a family with two dads. It is part of the Family Days Out series, fun, humourous stories with bold illustrations and a range of family set-ups including two mums, two dads, a young carer and a step-family.
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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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  • Super Sports

    By Helen Greathead
    Authors:
    Helen Greathead
    Would you rather be hit by a baseball or a tennis ball? Would you tackle a sumo wrestler or a rugby player? These diabolical situations and more will have you running for cover as you plunge into a series of fiendish questions and answers. Brilliant author, Helen Greathead, has plucked some sticky situations (and some sweaty ones, too!) from the world of sport and mashed them up into brain-tastic challenges. All you have to do is choose!So, come on, what would YOU choose?
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    The Story of Britain

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    This sumptious book is a wonderful first-introduction to British history. Masters of illustrated non-fiction, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story of Britain from the Stone Age up to the present in a truly integrated narrative of text and illustration. It moves throughs the Iron Age, Stonehenge, the Celts, the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, then on to the marvels of the Medieval era, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Industrial Revolution, the Victorians and the 20th century right up to the modern day. The exciting story is supplemented by many amazing facts and introduces key figures from kings, queens and military leaders to scientists, artists and writers. History doesn't have to be horrible - here it is gripping, fascinating and fun!
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  • Stone Age Bone Age!: A book about prehistoric people

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight. Discover for yourself just how clever our stone age ancestors were! Includes notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. Wonderwise is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction.
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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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  • Start a Blog!

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    Got something interesting to say? Find out how to make your blogging voice stand out from the crowd 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!A brilliant guide for people who want to get their message out there. What will your blog be about? Is it informative on something your passionate about, an online diary of your thoughts, or is it pure entertainment to make people laugh? Whatever you have to say this book will take you through the steps you'll need to create a blog and hopefully get yourself noticed!Find Your Talent is an exciting resource of six books for young teenagers who might need a bit of help breaking into some competitive and creative industries. Hints, tips and inside scoops encourages them to experiment and will help them to refine their techniques.
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  • Supermum: A book about mothers

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Supermum is everywhere - she's up a tree, deep in the ocean, high in the sky, or she may even be standing next to you! Because supermum is every mum, from a tiny ant to a giant blue whale, and this book reminds us just how super a mum can be.The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • Splish, Splash, Splosh: A book about water

    By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Authors:
    Mick Manning, Brita Granström
    Splish, Splash, Splosh! takes you on a watery journey of discovery. Join the adventures of young boy and his dog and ride the waves, float on rain-filled clouds, shoot down fast flowing rivers and splash through sewers until you get to where all water ends... and begins.The Wonderwise series is an award-winning series of information books, perfect for introducing younger children to non-fiction and they present facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them. The books include updated notes and activities in science and literacy to support the new primary curriculum.
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    Starting School

    By Caryn Jenner, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Caryn Jenner
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    Starting school is a big adventure. Is your little star ready? He or she will have all sorts of questions. Where will I sit? What will I eat for lunch? Will I make friends? This warm, funny and, above all, reassuring book explores these questions and many more besides. Its positive message will help children look forward to and enjoy their adventures at school.Featuring funny illustrations by the wonderful Arthur Robins, Starting School explores a variety of scenarios in different school settings. This book is ideal to dip into with children during the run up to the big day and while they are still settling in at school. There are also tips for parents and carers on preparing children for starting school.
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  • Stormy Day / Snowy Day

    By Anna Cunningham
    Authors:
    Anna Cunningham
    Mum and daughter are off to the shops but the stormy weather makes it very hard work! In the second adventure there's lots of fun to be had when the snow falls.Talk a story tells two stories entirely in pictures and encourages children to talk through the story sequence. A prefect resource for children of all ages and any language.
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