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  • Cars, Trucks and Trains

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Have you ever wondered why and how the car was invented? From steam cars and trains to experiments with rocket powered and flying cars, It'll Never Work: Cars, Trucks and Trains explores the history and development of vehicles that have led to the comforts of modern passenger transport that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Culture and Diversity

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, David Broadbent
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Illustrated by:
    David Broadbent
    How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores the issues around diversity in modern life from the positives around multiculturalism to prejudice, racism and discrimination. It features a case study on Apartheid and ideas for how we can activate against racism. The I'm a Global Citizen series explores the concept of 'Global Citizenship': recognising that the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promoting individual and collective action to challenge and change this. Each book has information, fun activities, challenges, case studies and ideas for group and individual action presented with fun illustrations. The books promote the idea that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. They encourage children aged 8+ to counter ignorance and intolerance?.
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  • Claude Best in Show

    By Alex T. Smith
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    Alex T. Smith
    Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life - in this very special short story created especially for World Book Day 2019. The Great Waggy Avenue Dog Show is happening today - and there are medals galore to be won! Claude nearly wags his tail off and Sir Bobblysock's bobbles tingle with excitement.If only they knew a dog so Claude and Sir Bobblysock could take part . . .Praise for the Claude series:'Quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' MetroClaude is now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior with 52 episodes.
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    Chatterbox Bear

    By Pippa Curnick
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    Pippa Curnick
    Meet Gary the bear - he just can't stop chatting! A laugh-out-loud-funny story about friendship and understanding.Gary the bear is a chatterbox, but when nobody wants to listen he sets sail in search of new friends. Soon Gary arrives on an island full of birds . . . the problem is they don't understand a word of Bear! Gary has to learn that words are not the only way to communicate and make new friends.This sunny and bright picture book is bursting with energy and humour.From the illustrator of Lucie Goose, shortlisted for the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize.
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  • Cats & kittens

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Cats & Kittens explores how kitten grow from cute, playful balls of fur into strong, independent cats - with a little help from their mother!An early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread.
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  • Coyote the Fire Thief

    By Mick Gowar, James Rey Sanchez
    Authors:
    Mick Gowar
    Illustrated by:
    James Rey Sanchez
    In this retelling of a native American myth, Coyote feels sorry for the helpless humans and steals fire to bring them warmth and comfort. But the humans are not grateful for her gift and use the fire against Coyote and the natural world.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
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  • Colours

    By Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
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    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Gwé
    This bright and bold touch-and-feel book all about colours is perfect to share with babies to help develop their language.Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech development. With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby: Colours gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together.Also available: Chatterbox Baby: Numbers, Chatterbox Baby: Shapes, Chatterbox Baby: Words
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  • Cool Stuff to Sew

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Think you could be the next big thing in sewing? Master some sewing basics and then try your hand at making your own bag, some amazing decorations 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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  • Climate Change

    By Izzi Howell
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    Izzi Howell
    A powerful look at the biggest environmental issues facing our generationEarth is now warmer than at any time in the past 650,000 years, putting it at huge risk from natural disasters from flooding to desertification. How can we reverse climate change before it is too late? Our Earth is facing huge environmental challenges, from plastic pollution choking our oceans to critical loss of biodiversity. Ecographics aims to raise young readers' awareness of these challenges with the latest headline-grabbing facts and stats, pertinent case studies and powerful photos. Important reading for children aged 9 and up.
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  • Crystals

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury
    The rocks that cover Earths surface wouldn't exist without crystals. Written to support the science national curriculum, this text encourages readers to get up close and personal with the crystals contained in rocks. Along the way, they'll learn important Earth science skills, such as how crystals form, how to identify crystals based on their physical properties, and where in the world they're found. The text also teaches readers how we use crystals in everyday life, and what kinds of hobbies and careers involve working with crystals. This information-rich text features engaging images, fact boxes, and sidebars, which offer opportunities for additional learning.
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    The Colour of Happy

    By Laura Baker, Angie Rozelaar
    Authors:
    Laura Baker
    Illustrated by:
    Angie Rozelaar
    A beautiful exploration of feelings shown through colour as one little boy navigates a range of emotions - from happiness and excitement to hope and love, all on his way to present a gift to his mum.Blue is for the calm I feel wandering in the spring.Yellow is for happy when I spot a special thing.This book is the perfect introduction to both emotions and colours.
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  • Chinese New Year

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    This book explores the festival of Chinese New Year and the story behind it and features eight simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and what the Chinese calendar and the animals of the zodiac are. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Chinese New Year, or China, school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals, including Divali, Easter, Christmas and Chinese New Year to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
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    Cicada

    By Shaun Tan
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    Shaun Tan
    A stunning new picture book for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, from Academy Award winner Shaun Tan.Cicada work in tall building.Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.No sick day. No mistake.Tok Tok Tok!Cicada works in an office, dutifully working day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his co-workers. But one day, something truly extraordinary happens . . . A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked but dreams of magic, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator. This is Shaun Tan's first author-illustrator book in five years, and his most important and moving fable since The Arrival.
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  • Coastlines

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Packed to the gills with far-out facts and fascinating information, the Where on Earth? series makes standard geography topics lively, fun, pacey and interesting. The Where on Earth? Book of Coastlines answers questions such as where does water destroy rocks? How can the ocean shape the land? And why do coastlines need forests? Along with many others. It looks at shores, gulfs, bays, banks, oceans, seas, erosion, biodiversity, and much, much more. Be prepared for tidal waves of information - geography has never been so exciting! If you've enjoyed learning all about coastlines, why not try reading up on earthquakes and volcanoes, rivers and rainforests, in other books in the series?
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  • Castles

    By Gary Jeffrey
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    Gary Jeffrey
    A gripping, action-packed introduction to the medieval period in history through a graphic novel approach.A history of Medieval conflict during key episodes of this era of human development. Each book includes three amazing true stories of the times, from kings to paupers, told in graphic comic book style. Further information, illustrated with maps and artwork, gives the reader a background history on each period. In Graphic Medieval History: Castles, discover how the impregnable French castle, Château Gaillard, fell to the enemy as they entered through the garderobes; how the castle at Dover in England held out against a French siege and saved the throne of England; how Edward I defeated the Welsh uprisings and built a string of castles that still stand today.
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  • Cool Stuff to Make With Paper

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    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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  • Cool Stuff 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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    A Christmas Carol

    By Tony Mitton, Mike Redman
    Authors:
    Tony Mitton
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Redman
    A magical picture book retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale - told in rhyme! Mean old Ebenezer Scrooge hates everything. Even Christmas! But one frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from three ghostly spirits, who whisk him away on a magical journey through Past, Present and Future ... can they melt his frozen heart before it's too late?Tony Mitton's simple picture book retelling is perfect introduction, for even the youngest children, to this timeless story of Christmas love and kindness.
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  • Count Them Up!

    By Jackie Walter
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    Jackie Walter
    Count Them Up! looks at how we use numbers and provides practical and fun examples of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, encouraging children to tackle simple maths problems independently.
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  • Continents

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Did you know about the Great Green Wall in Africa? Or the Atacama desert, Oceania and the Grand Canyon? Well, where have you been! Whether it's busy, hot, cold or wet, Infomojis: Continents is all about exploring land and people in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young geographer to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.
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