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  • Mega Machines

    By Helen Greathead
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    Helen Greathead
    Would you rather be run over by a monster truck or a supercar? Would you drive a dragster or a tank? 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 rubber-burning, tyre-screeching situations from the world of planes, trains and cars, 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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  • To Make With Paper

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Think you could be the next big thing in crafting? Master some paper craft basics and then try your hand at making origami animals, a party pinata and all the other crafty creations in this book.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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  • Wicked Wildlife

    By Helen Greathead
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    Helen Greathead
    Would you swim with alligators or piranha? Would you fight a bear or a giant squid? 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 sharp spiny ones, too!) from the world of wildlife 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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  • Number Puzzles

    By Edward Godwin
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    Edward Godwin
    Wacky, cartoon-style books that help you improve your mental agility...flex those brain cells! Have a go at solving these puzzles all based around numbers and sequences. Use your maths skills and powers of deduction to work out the 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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  • Logic Puzzles

    By Edward Godwin
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    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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  • Animals

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
    Authors:
    Paul Gamble
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Gamble
    11 popular domestic and wild animals feature in this step-by-step guide. Perfect a pony, sketch a shark and refine a rattlesnake with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
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  • Creepy Crawlies

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Gamble
    11 popular insects and arachnids feature in this step-by-step guide. Draw a slick scorpion, hone a hornet and caricature a centipede with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
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  • The Princess and the Dragon

    By Lynne Benton
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    Lynne Benton
    The princess has a very unusual best friend ... a fire-breathing dragon! A Prince passing by stops to rescue the princess but soon realises he is not needed! 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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  • Digger Don

    By Elizabeth Dale
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Digger Don is struck by lightning! Then he just can't stop digging - when will he stop 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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  • To Grow

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Do you think you have the green-fingered touch? This book will inspire you to grow your own flowers, vegetables, herbs and other plants. Simple miniature gardens, displays and recipes will help you make loads of brilliant garden crafts and tasty snacks too.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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  • Animals

    By JP Percy
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    JP Percy
    Just how closely do you look at the world around you? Could you recognise a cat, a snake or a butterfly from a close up picture? A book that encourages children to use observation skills to translate what they see in the real word, to what they read and see on a page. Fun activity suggestions at the back of the book will help children and parents, teachers and carers to make the most of this book.For EYFS children a series of four books based on familiar subjects for very young children.
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  • Little Owl

    By Jillian Powell
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    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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  • The Greedy Pirates

    By Clare De Marco
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    Clare De Marco
    Parker and Patch are two pirates with a thirst for treasure! When they discover they both have the same treasure map, it is a race to see who gets to the treasure first!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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  • Journeys

    By Caryn Jenner
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    Caryn Jenner
    It's fun to go on a journey. You can walk, bike or go in a car, bus, train, boat or an aeroplane! Why not make your own car, become a train with your friends or sail a boat?Learning through play helps children make sense of their world. The 'Play and Discover' series is perfect for developing their natural curiosity. There is lots to talk about and great ideas for creative play. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers with further activity ideas.
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  • My Body

    By Caryn Jenner
    Authors:
    Caryn Jenner
    Your body has lots of different parts. Why not make a jigsaw puzzle of your body, use a mirror to draw your face or help a poorly teddy?Learning through play helps children make sense of their world. The 'Play and Discover' series is perfect for developing their natural curiosity. There is lots to talk about and great ideas for creative play. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers with further activity ideas.
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    The Night Before Christmas

    By Clement C Moore, Angela Barrett
    Authors:
    Clement C Moore
    Illustrated by:
    Angela Barrett
    " 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there."So the scene is set for a visit from Santa Claus (AKA Father Christmas!) in this much loved festive poem by Clement C. Moore. Brought to colourful life by Mary Engelbreit's lavish and warmly traditional illustrations, this version is perfect to share with children in the build up to Christmas, capturing the excitement and magic of festive season in a wonderful, read-aloud poem. It makes a great Christmas gift or stocking filler to be treasured by all the a family. This popular version, now in a new edition, has has been a New York Times' bestseller.
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  • Materials

    By Caryn Jenner
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    Caryn Jenner
    The things all around us are made from materials. Some are hard, soft, shiny or rough. Why not make paper chains, build wooden towers or use materials to make different sounds?Learning through play helps children make sense of their world. The 'Play and Discover' series is perfect for developing their natural curiosity. There is lots to talk about and great ideas for creative play. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers with further activity ideas.
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  • Plants

    By Caryn Jenner
    Authors:
    Caryn Jenner
    There are all sorts of plants in the world. Why not make a plant picture, pretend to be a plant or do a plant treasure hunt?Learning through play helps children make sense of their world. The 'Play and Discover' series is perfect for developing their natural curiosity. There is lots to talk about and great ideas for creative play. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers with further activity ideas.
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  • People's Planet

    By Anna Nilsen, Dave Smith
    Authors:
    Anna Nilsen
    Illustrated by:
    Dave Smith
    Are you ready to journey around the planet to find Dad, a journalist who has been kidnapped? Help Zak and Leah solve the puzzles and save him!Battle your way through ten scenes and solve the puzzles, from brain-busting maths conundrums to spot-the-difference. Prepare to take a tour through a Machu Picchu maze, go hunting with the Inuits, discover the tallest skyscrapers in the world, dig into a gold mine and explore the Great Wall of China. You'll discover lots about the way people live, work and play around the world. There are search and find challenges on every page.Puzzle Heroes is an interactive series of very fun, visually-led books containing an adventure or challenge on every page. There are plenty of search-and-find elements in the style of Where's Wally?, combined with topics of educational value, where fun facts help with the challenges. This gives plenty of opportunity to use the book as an extra learning tool - but ultimately the quests are fantastic fun, engrossing readers to the extent that they won't realise they are learning.
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  • Really Horrible History Jokes

    By Karen King, Patience Coster
    Authors:
    Karen King, Patience Coster
    History isn't all serious - it's hilarious, too! Packed with lots of history-based disgusting, horrible, and yucky jokes on all things history-related.This series taps into kids' fascination with all things yucky. Readers will love to dip into these treasure troves of ickiness and share their new jokes with friends and family. Four titles in the series - Science, Animals, Body and History.
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