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  • The United Kingdom

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    Find out about the United Kingdom with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country's geography, major cities, people and interesting places. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
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  • The Ugly Duckling – English/Polish

    By Anne Walter
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    A beautiful billingual English-Polish picture book of The Ugly Duckling.An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers present well known fairy tales with parallel text in English and Polish. Stories are told in approximately 400 words and are supported by modern artwork. The two languages are in different fonts to help distinguish them clearly on each spread. As well as a perfect approach to learning a new language for the first time, these books will be a useful tool for EAL teaching as well. The texts are perfectly pitched for children aged 5-7 and up.
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  • The Ugly Duckling: El Patito Feo

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French or English and Spanish.
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  • The Ugly Duckling: Le Vilain Petit Canard

    By Anne Walter, Marjorie Dumortier
    Authors:
    Anne Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Marjorie Dumortier
    An accessible introduction to modern languages, these billingual readers Introduce the best loved fairy tales with parallel text in English and French or English and Spanish.
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  • Understanding Transgender

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    A sensitive book that explores the issue of people who feel they do belong to the gender they were born with. It looks at what this means for the person and their family, issues around school policy, bullying and discrimination and explores the journey of transitioning. The book was produced with a consultant from the Tavistock and Portman Trust - the primary gender clinic in the UK.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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  • Understanding Sexuality

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    This book looks at the issues around sexuality - what it means, being lesbian, gay or bisexual, coming out, homophobia and accepting yourself and being happy in your own skin. It includes talking and debating points and is perfect for someone starting to question their sexuality or for PSHE lessons.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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    The Unofficial Guide to the World Cup

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Get inside the life and history of the most popular sporting event in the world Whether you're a first-time fan or you've been watching for years, this book is a mine of fascinating facts, interesting insights and tremendous trivia into the world of the football World Cup. It explores the tournament's history, its biggest successes, controversies and flops and looks forward to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cup's top teams and players are also profiled.A good introduction to the World Cup, suitable for all fans, new and old ... plenty here for the most ardent fan, with super action photos. - Parents In Touch
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  • The USA

    By Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt
    Journey Through the USA offers a look at the landscape, culture and people of the United States, from the exciting buzz of New York, along the Appalachian Trail through many of the states along it's route, via Chicago and the Great Lakes, through the southern states and cowboy country to the sunshine and surf of California and Hawaii.Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more.
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  • The UK

    By Anita Ganeri
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    Journey Through the UK offers a look at the landscape, culture and people of the United Kingdom by travelling through each of the four countries that make up the UK - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You'll visit the exciting capital city of London, walk along the costal path of Wales, climb the Giant's Causeway and search for the Loch Ness Monster along the way.Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more. Ideal for readers age 9 and up.
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    By Jackie Walter, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Jackie Walter
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    When the biggest egg finally hatches, Mother Duck is in for a surprise. This duckling does not look like the others, but she loves him anyway. The large, ugly duckling is teased until he runs away and spends winter all alone, But then the spring arrives and he can hardly recognise himself... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Unicorn

    By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    Authors:
    Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
    YOU are the Blue Unicorn, and you live in the Rainbow Isle. Evil Empress, Yin Yang, wants to steal all the colour from you world, and she's captured your friend the Red Unicorn. You have to find a way to stop her wicked plans!This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence.
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  • Undercover Operations

    By Sarah Levete
    Authors:
    Sarah Levete
    Find out about the world of the spies and surveillance units in Undercover Operations. The book explores tactics and techniques for spying and what is like to live an undercover life. Then, discover if you've got what it takes to be a spy.Who are the people who defend their countries and what are the skills they employ to do so? Elite Defenders explores the challenging and exciting world of the armed forces, examining how members carry out their jobs, the sacrifices they make and skills they utilise to defend their countries. The series invites children to answer 'Take the Test!' questions at the end of each chapter, to find out how much they have learnt. A high-interest and interactive series for children aged 9+.
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  • Usain Bolt

    By Roy Apps, Chris King
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Chris King
    Usain had a dream, he wanted to play cricket. But an eagle-eyed coach spotted his sprinting talent at school in Jamaica. Usain soon discovered that the path to becoming a pro-athlete is tough going, and if he was to fulfil his destiny and become the FASTEST MAN ON EARTH, he was going to need every ounce of determination, plus a great sense of humour. This is the story of Usain's discovery, his first athletic events and the Olympic Games.Dream to Win: Usain Bolt is written by expert author Roy Apps for kids with a reading age of 7 (but could also be enjoyed by pre-teens) and illustrated with black-and-white artwork. The stories focus on top athletes and sport personalities, with each dramatic story bringing to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition.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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  • Urban Street Art

    By Alix Wood
    Authors:
    Alix Wood
    Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.
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  • USA

    By Jackson Teller
    Authors:
    Jackson Teller
    Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about the USA at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real USA is a great place to start. What's hot: USA highlights you really won't want to miss Take a walking tour of New York City's amazing street markets Explore the USA's music scene - including the world's biggest festival, The Big Gig Check out the crazy Naked Bike Ride through Portland, Oregon Load up on America's top ten meals, and discover the history of the Reuben Sandwich Need-to-know information about internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real USA is your essential guide. It is part of a series of books that help young people find out what a country is really about.
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  • Unsolved Crimes

    By Katie Dicker
    Authors:
    Katie Dicker
    Sometimes crimes are committed that never get solved and so they remain a mystery. Delve into the facts behind some of the world's most mysterious crimes including murder, theft and missing persons to find out what we do know about these cold cases and what the possible explanations could be.Real (and possibly not so real) unexplained events are examined in the four books in this series. Strange disappearances, alien visitors, mythical creatures, messages from beyond the grave and strange places steeped in mystery all make an appearance (or should that be disappearance?!) in these fun and informative books.
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  • UK

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better?Do you want all the essential facts about the UK at your fingertips?If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real UK is a great place to start. What's hot: UK highlights you really won't want to miss Take a walking tour of London - with a difference! Check out the UK's music scene, including the Glastonbury Festival and the music you should be listening out for Explore the mysterious standing stones and other spooky sites The best places to check out next year's fashions - today! Need-to-know information about internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and moreWhether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real UK is your essential guide.It is part of a series of books that help young people find out what a country is really about.
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  • United Kingdom

    By Michael Burgan
    Authors:
    Michael Burgan
    Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.
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  • Unarmed and Dangerous

    By David Orme, Helen Orme
    Authors:
    David Orme, Helen Orme
    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 illustrated story is part of Slipstream LEVEL 1. The 300-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 5-7, 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.Nita wants to go out, but her dad says she has to help in the shop. So Nita decides to have some fun! Nita's fun leads to a big mess and her dad is not happy. Then two robbers rush into the shop. Can Nita stop them?
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  • Understanding Grammar: Common Grammatical Mistakes

    By Ann Riggs
    Authors:
    Ann Riggs
    Everyone knows that books on grammar are among the most boring on the planet, right? Read Understanding Grammar and find out how wrong you can be! Written in an easy-to-understand style and packed with plenty of imaginative and exciting examples, these six books clarify rules, offer practical help to the struggling young wordsmith and generally lead an enjoyable way through the tangled thicket that is - or is that which is? - English grammar.
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