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Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada

By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordonez
Authors:
Jimmy Fallon
Illustrated by:
Miguel Ordonez
A bestselling picture book perfect for Father's Day from Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon.Your baby's first word will be . . ."Dada!"Right?Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work? Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, shows you how.A New York Times bestselling picture book, perfect for Father's Day.'A punchy and deceptively simple story that will make for some fun readalouds.' - Publisher's Weekly
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You Are Awesome

By Matthew Syed
Authors:
Matthew Syed
SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER"A very funny and inspiring read! Brilliantly practical with a wide variety of examples that make it relevant for both boys and girls (and adults)!" - Amazon Customer"A truly inspiring book for the younger generation!" - Amazon Customer"Genuinely funny and engaging. There are messages in this book for both adults and children. It's a must read." - Amazon Customer"An awesome book about becoming awesome. How inspiring it is to know that there's a path to awesomeness and that anyone - absolutely anyone - can go down that path. This book shows you how." - Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology, Stanford UniversityThis positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults.I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar?If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to?You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, and, most importantly, a Growth Mindset, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults.Also available: The You Are Awesome Journal. Whether setting out your goals, planning the best practice ever, keeping calm with breathing exercises or making paper aeroplanes to understand marginal gains, you'll love the brilliant activities in The You Are Awesome Journal - it's the perfect companion to You Are Awesome!
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You are Stardust

By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim
Authors:
Elin Kelsey
Illustrated by:
Soyeon Kim
If people were planets, we'd be a lot like Earth ...People are nature. From the water we drink to the trees we climb, we are connected to the natural world in big and surprising ways. With simple, poetic text, and exquisite artwork, You Are Stardust introduces kids to these connections - sparking their imaginations and starting conversations. Combining the ideas of environmental author and educator Elin Kelsey with inventive, three-dimensional dioramas by artist Soyeon Kim, this remarkable picture book reveals ties that are often sensed, yet seldom explained. Children will learn that the salt in their body is the same as the salt in the ocean, that they learned to speak in the same way that baby birds do - by copying their parents, and that elephants, bats and whales make friends, just like they do. In a world dominated by technology, never have these connections between people and nature been more worth exploring.
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  • Yellow

    By Gabrielle Woolfitt
    Authors:
    Gabrielle Woolfitt
    This photographic series will look at the colour yellow around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats. Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
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  • YouTube

    By Adam Sutherland
    Authors:
    Adam Sutherland
    From its launch in 2005 YouTube has become the world's largest video streaming website! What started as a simple video-sharing website, now attracts more than 800 million visitors every month. How did YouTube become the third most popular website in the world? We follow YouTube's journey, from its launch, purchase by Google and continued growth. Learn about the brains behind the iconic brand, from the original founders to the most recent CEO. Explore key business concepts and develop a product brief for your very own YouTube channel.The Big Business series lifts the lid on the stories behind the most iconic businesses today. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity!
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  • The Yangtze

    By Paul Manning
    Authors:
    Paul Manning
    River Adventures takes intrepid young explorers on fascinating journeys of discovery along some of the world`s major rivers, from source to mouth. Along the way, readers find out about geography, settlement and trade, history, buildings and culture and much more.Yangtze takes the reader on a journey down China's legendary river from its sources far in the Asian interior, through rich paddy fields and the Three Gorges to Shanghai and the Yangtze delta.
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  • You Are Not Small

    By Chris Weyant, Anna Kang
    Authors:
    Chris Weyant, Anna Kang
    Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size - it all depends on who's standing next to you!Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com.
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    Your Hand in My Hand

    By Mark Sperring, Britta Teckentrup
    Authors:
    Mark Sperring
    Illustrated by:
    Britta Teckentrup
    A beautiful, lyrical picture book about the love between a parent and child. And a celebration of the natural wonders of our world.Your hand in my hand is where it belongs, Your hand in my hand as we walk along. The world's full of wonders, there's so much to see. I'll find them with you if you find them with me.Follow two little mice as they discover the world together, hand-in-hand, through the seasons. Splashing through puddles, gathering acorns and gazing at rainbows . . . Before finally snuggling up together in their cosy home.This special story is perfect for sharing together at bedtime, or as a gift for a new baby.
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  • Young Royals

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Celebrity Secrets feature nine celebrities in depth. The star's background, personal life and career highlights are explored. The books also features six mini-biographies of other celebrities.
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    Yucky Mucky Manners

    By Sam Lloyd
    Authors:
    Sam Lloyd
    I can't wait to meet the animals,To smile and say hello.Why don't you come and meet them, too?Follow me, let's go!Welcome to the jungle. I'm sure it's filled with animals with perfect manners. They wouldn't ever speak with their mouths full . . . would they? Hmm . . . perhaps children have better manners than these beasties, after all!This new departure for Sam is her funniest book yet and makes learning about manners utterly hilarious.
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  • A Year of Buddhist Festivals

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    An engaging and activity-packed look at the main festivals throughout the year. Tracing the festivals from their origins we see how these festivals have been celebrated today and in the past.
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  • A Year of Christian Festivals

    By Flora York
    Authors:
    Flora York
    An engaging and activity-packed look at the main festivals throughout the year. Tracing the festivals from their origins we see how these festivals have been celebrated today and in the past.
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  • Yum Yum

    By Francesca Simon, Emily Bolam
    Authors:
    Francesca Simon
    Illustrated by:
    Emily Bolam
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Lola the cat is fed up of eating the same old stuff for dinner. There has to be better food out there somewhere, and she's off to find it . . .
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    Yum Yum

    By Mara Bergman, Nick Maland
    Authors:
    Mara Bergman
    Illustrated by:
    Nick Maland
    Katie, James and their little dog Harry are in the kitchen baking, and too busy to notice a succession of animals creep in through the window, until Crash Bash, Crash Bash a Bear storms in! A fabulous rhythmic read aloud picture book from the award-winning team behind Snip Snap!
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