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  • Let's Visit... Scotland

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Drawing on the new geography curriculum at KS1, Let's Visit aims to encourage young readers to find out about all the great places the UK has to offer, and maybe even get out and experience them for themselves. Along the way, they will pick up some key geography learning.Let's Visit: Scotland explores eight great places to go in Scotland - from rugged Ben Nevis to far-flung Skara Brae.
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  • Let's Visit... England

    By Annabelle Lynch
    Authors:
    Annabelle Lynch
    Drawing on the new geography curriculum at KS1, Let's Visit aims to encourage young readers to find out about all the great places the UK has to offer, and maybe even get out and experience them for themselves. Along the way, they will pick up some key geography learning.Let's Visit: England explores eight great places to go in England - from the beautiful Lake District to London's superb Natural History Museum.
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  • Light and Colour

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    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. Light and Colour looks at what light is, where it comes from and how it reaches us here on Earth. Light rays, shadows, mirrors and colour are all also explored.
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  • Lifecycles

    By Peter Riley
    Authors:
    Peter Riley
    A first science series that introduces young readers to basic science principles in a friendly and accessible way. Early scientific skills are taught through a combination of experiments, activities and key questions, designed to get young scientists thinking!Ways into Science: Lifecycles explores how everything around us - from plants to birds - begins, grows and changes over time.
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  • Lizzie Lizard's Long Jump

    By Enid Richemont
    Authors:
    Enid Richemont
    Lizzie Lizard is great at leaping! She knows she can win the Long Jump if she can get in enough practice. Can she leap her way out of danger from some hungry animals?The Froglets series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
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  • Lily Long Pockets

    By Clare De Marco, Benedetta Giaufret, Enrica Rusinà
    Authors:
    Clare De Marco
    Illustrated by:
    Benedetta Giaufret, Enrica Rusinà
    Lily loves to carry as many treasures as she can. But soon her pockets have burst! Can she and Dad come uo with a plan for some super long pockets? The Tadpoles series contains fun, original stories told in under 80 words and accompanied by bright illustrations, perfect for beginner readers.
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  • Little Bears go Shopping

    By Heather Maisner, Tomislav Zlatic
    Authors:
    Heather Maisner
    Illustrated by:
    Tomislav Zlatic
    A search-and-find book with a difference! Children will love spotting the hiding bears, discovering the naughty things they've done and helping Big Bear to put everything back in its place - then flipping the page to see if they were right! It is the perfect interactive story book to share with a young child aged 3+ at bedtime or when discussing why it's a good idea to tidy up!It is part of a series of charming picture books - why not discover the little bears at school, going shopping and having a picnic. The books have lots of detail and are brightly illustrated to engage small children. They help them explore their world and stretch their powers of observation, vocabulary and understanding.
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  • Leo Messi

    By Roy Apps, Chris King
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Chris King
    We've all got a dream, right? Growing up in Rosario, Argentina was tough for a kid - especially a little one like Lionel Messi. But Lionel didn't want to be little - he wanted to be a LEGEND! This is the story of Lionel's discovery, his first football matches for Newell's Old Boys and then the huge decision that would change his life FOREVER...It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Each 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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  • Leonardo da Vinci

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    Inspiring Artists tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant inventor, engineer, scientist and architect, but he is most famous for being an artist. His fascination and skill in representing the world around him made him a celebrity during his lifetime and an inspiration to many artists both then and now, from Raphael to Andy Warhol.These lavishly illustrated books are a visual treasure trove, with famous paintings alongside lesser-known works. Aimed at readers aged 9+, the content has been expertly checked by the ex-Head of Education at the National Gallery in London.
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  • Little Bears go to School

    By Heather Maisner, Tomislav Zlatic
    Authors:
    Heather Maisner
    Illustrated by:
    Tomislav Zlatic
    A search-and-find book with a difference! Children will love spotting the hiding bears, discovering the naughty things they've done and helping Big Bear to put everything back in its place - then flipping the page to see if they were right! It is the perfect interactive story book to share with a child aged 3+ who is in school or starting school or a nursery setting or when discussing why it's a good idea to tidy up!It is part of a series of charming picture books - why not discover the little bears at bedtime, going shopping and having a picnic. The books have lots of detail and is brightly illustrated to engage small children. They help them explore their world and stretch their powers of observation, vocabulary and understanding.
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  • Lebanon

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    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 baklava from your bulgur wheat? There's much more to Lebanese food than grilled meat and mezze! Discover all about the types of food Lebanese 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 Lebanese 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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  • Life Support: The Heart and Lungs

    By Thomas Canavan
    Authors:
    Thomas Canavan
    Your heart and lungs are some of your most amazing organs and I bet you hardly ever thing about them. Working together to circulate blood, oxygen and nutrients around your body, these hardworking pumping and breathing machines are completely fascinating. Find out what makes them special and how they work to keep you alive.From the hairs on your head to the tips of your toes and everything in between. The body is broken down into different areas according to the jobs they do. One book looks at your vital organs, such as the heart or liver, while another looks at the amazing job your brain does and how it relates to your nervous system and helps you make sense of the world around you. Take a fascinating trip through the science behind your own body. Never mind outer space, it's all about your inner space!
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  • Logic Puzzles

    By Edward Godwin
    Authors:
    Edward Godwin
    Wacky, cartoon-style books that help you improve your mental agility...flex those brain cells! Have a go at solving these logic puzzles. Use your maths skills and powers of deduction to work out the logical answers. Fun and rewarding number-based problem-solving books that encourage and develop lateral and systematic thinking skills.Four books in the series are aimed at KS2 maths students aged 8-11, or for kids that just can't get enough of puzzles.
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  • Looking Beyond

    By Steve Parker
    Authors:
    Steve Parker
    Most of space is a mystery, but astronomers and scientists have spent years studying some of the biggest questions, such as what are black holes, how do galaxies form and what happened during the Big Bang? What we do know about space and the cycle of life and death of stars and other space objects makes incredible reading and will delight readers who want to know just that bit more about the universe we live in.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.
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  • The Little Red Hen

    By Penny Dolan, Beccy Blake
    Authors:
    Penny Dolan
    Illustrated by:
    Beccy Blake
    Little Red Hen found some grains of wheat. Who will help her to grow them?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Little Red Hen in her efforts to get some help around the farm yard!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Louis Smith

    By Roy Apps, Chris King
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    Illustrated by:
    Chris King
    When Louis Smith was seven he was faced with a choice that would change the course of his whole life. He chose the path of an athlete, but he lacked concentration and was easily distracted. As a punishment his coach made him perform circles on the pommel horse...Dream to Win: Louis Smith 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 children can't put down.
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  • Living Forever: The Pharmaceutical Industry

    By Matt Anniss
    Authors:
    Matt Anniss
    Living Forever delves into the world of pharmaceuticals to discover how companies are making billions by keeping people healthy. Find out how pharmaceuticals make money from treatments, the lengths they go to in order to find and develop new drugs and how an ever-ageing population means that business will continue to boom for this supergiant industry.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
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  • Little Red Riding Hood

    By Maggie Moore, Paula Knight
    Authors:
    Maggie Moore
    Illustrated by:
    Paula Knight
    "Oh grandmother, what big ears you have!"A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Little Red Riding Hood at her grandmother's house - how will they escape the big bad wolf?Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.
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  • Little Owl

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Little Owl is trying to learn to fly. Big Owl wants to help, but Little Owl won't stop looking down!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read.A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure.
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  • LS Lowry

    By Damian Harvey, Yuliya Somina
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Yuliya Somina
    Follow the life of LS Lowry from his childhood industrial roots to becoming a modern day celebrity artist.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
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