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Women in Sport

By Rachel Ignotofsky
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Rachel Ignotofsky
Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history. From the creator of the bestselling Women in Science, this richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable sportswomen from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians and record-breakers in more than forty sports. It also contains infographics on topics such as muscle anatomy, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams.
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  • What is Terrorism?

    By Annabel Savery
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    Annabel Savery
    Terrorism is an incredibly difficult thing to understand, and can be hard to talk about. Terrorist attacks that we read and hear about are upsetting, frightening and confusing. This book gives readers a balanced and accessible account of how terrorism has been used throughout history to bring about political change. It looks at what motivates people to become terrorists and at the counter terrorism strategies being employed in different countries.
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  • Who is Donald Trump?

    By Julia Adams
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    Julia Adams
    On 8 November 2016, some 130 million people in the USA cast their vote to decide who should become their next President. The candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, had fought a campaign that had divided their country more than any previous election. The resulting Trump presidency would not only affect the citizens of the USA, but billions of people around the world. This book gives readers a balanced and accessible account of Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency and his uncompromising and highly controversial policies and behaviour as President.
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  • What is Brexit?

    By Claire Leclerc
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    Claire Leclerc
    On 23 June 2016, Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Over the next few years this decision will make a difference to everyone living in Britain. The arguments about whether to stay in or leave the EU were very heated, and while many people celebrated the result of the referendum, others were left upset and fearful for the future. This book looks at the key topics and arguments surrounding Brexit and considers the facts, implications and possible outcomes of Britain's withdrawl from the EU in a balanced and unbiased way.
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  • The Water Cycle

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
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    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Learn all about the water cycle, the amazing process that keeps water moving around our planet. Discover how water evaporates from the ocean, gathers as clouds in the sky and falls as rain. Read about the different water stores that exist around the globe, and how important the water cycle is to human life.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
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    What is Gender? How Does It Define Us? And Other Big Questions for Kids

    By Juno Dawson
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    Juno Dawson
    What's the difference between sex and gender? What does it mean to be defined by your gender? Are there only two genders? This informative book helps kids to explore these questions and many more. It explains how your gender can have an impact on your life, what it means to choose your own gender identity and the importance of gender equality. Topics covered include gender stereotypes, why there are different toys for boys and girls, being intersex and transgender, cross-dressing and gender around the world. You will also hear from a range of people who share their personal gender philosophies. Poet Anthony Anaxagorou discusses his masculinity, author Holly Bourne writes about the importance of feminism, Krishna Istha explains what it means to be genderqueer and Juno shares her experiences of being transgender. Other contributors and celebrities featured include Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Jack Monroe, Caitlyn Jenner, RuPaul, Laura Dockrill, Conchita Wurst, Andrew McMillan and Emma Watson. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards.Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?What is Feminism? Why do we need it?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What makes people leave their homes?What is Consent? Why is it important?
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    The Ways of the Wolf

    By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Jonathan Woodward
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    Smriti Prasadam-Halls
    Illustrated by:
    Jonathan Woodward
    The wolf stalks the wilderness and our own imaginations. Uncover its mysteries in this beautifully written non-fiction picture book.Majestic and fierce, proud and strong, the wolf has always been a source of fascination - and fear. It remains one of the most misunderstood of all creatures, frequently cast as our mortal enemy. The truth is that wolves and humans are more closely connected than we dare to admit. With beautifully lyrical language, Smriti Prasadam-Halls explores the lightning speed, echoing howl and family life of these mysterious animals, revealing astonishing facts and overturning misconceptions as she does so. Wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward brings the creatures to life with breathtaking papercut collage artwork. This is non-fiction storytelling at its very finest.The Ways of the Wolf has been endorsed by the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.
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  • What Manor of Murder?

    By Christopher William Hill
    Authors:
    Christopher William Hill
    When twin brothers Eustace and Horatio visit their aunt and uncle's country estate for the Michaelmas holidays, they're expecting a rather dull week full of rather dull relatives. Until one of the relatives is unexpectedly and mysteriously murdered ...Together with their cousin, Loveday, the Bleakley brothers must uncover the murderer before they strike again. But with Bleakley Manor cut off from the mainland and Michaelmas Day approaching, it's a race against time for the young detectives. Will they be able to solve the mystery before another Bleakley perishes?
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  • The Wizards of Once

    By Cressida Cowell
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    Cressida Cowell
    From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. #1 Sunday Times Bestseller This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure...Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came...Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...
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    What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

    By Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
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    Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
    A fantastic book for children aged 9+ that explains why we should all be feminists. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at the how feminism and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn throughout history, and at the issues they are working to combat today. It also presents key figures in the fight for equal rights, from the Pankhursts to Germaine Greer and Malala Yousafzai, and looks at modern initiatives such as Emma Watson's He for She campaign.People in the public eye put their opinions across, from Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, to rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown. A brilliant introduction for children to the movement, looking at the history of feminism, what it is today and its enormous relevance to young people and a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Gender? How does it define us?
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  • Wetlands

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Wetlands are incredibly rich biomes that brim with life. Find out about the different animals and plants that live in wetlands, how they survive in these watery worlds and how they have changed over time to be able to make a home for themselves in some of the most diverse places on Earth.
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  • Worlds Collide

    By Chris Colfer
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    Chris Colfer
    The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's No.1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated finale, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters - heroes and villains - are no longer confined within their world!With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy-tale world? Breathtaking action mixed with laugh-out-loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for fans old and new.
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  • Wildfires

    By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
    Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst wildfires in this book from the Peshtigo Fire in the USA in 1871 to the wildfires in Indonesia of 2015.This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
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    What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions

    By Yas Necati, Louise Spilsbury
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    Yas Necati, Louise Spilsbury
    What is consent? Why does it matter? How does it affect our daily lives? Why is it such a grey area, sometimes? The concept of consent is easy to oversimplify - yes means yes, and no means no. Often, though, it isn't that black and white. Have you ever said 'yes' to something when, really, you wanted to say 'no'? Or have you ever tried to convince someone to do something they don't want to? What is Consent? explores how consent works, and why it matters. It explains how consent plays a part in almost every interaction or relationship we have, and how it affects almost every area of life, from healthcare to the law. The book encourages children to think about what consent means to them, and about the importance of personal boundaries - both knowing your own, and respecting other people's. It talks about how to say no, and what to do if you feel your consent has been violated. The book also includes contributions from people such as David Bartlett, chief executive of the White Ribbon campaign, and Zara Todd, a youth worker and activist, about what consent means to them.Broad and far-reaching, and simultaenously gentle and accessible, this is an important book, vital for giving young readers the necessary understanding to build and develop healthy relationships.
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    Women in Science

    By Rachel Ignotofsky
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    Rachel Ignotofsky
    A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...
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  • A Whole World to Colour In

    A brand new colouring book bursting with some of the most beloved scenes and characters from the bestselling and iconic Asterix series.Featuring battles, banquets and of course, Romans, bring the world of Asterix to life with 112 pages of exquisite original line art, ready to colour.This is the perfect gift for Asterix fans old and new!
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  • Why Do Reptiles Have Scales?

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    An original new science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.Why do Reptile Have Scales? looks at the features that make reptiles so unique. It describes how reptiles have evolved over time, and highlights how they adapt to survive in many different kinds of environment. Reptile anatomy, movement and self-defence all also feature.
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  • Why Do Fish Have Gills?

    By Pat Jacobs
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    Pat Jacobs
    An original new science series which explores the key characteristics that divide the main animal and plant groups, and looks at how these characteristics have evolved over time. The information is supported by examples that highlight the quirky and amazing qualities of the natural world, as well as revealing the dazzling variety within each group.Why do Fish Have Gills? looks at the features that make fish so unique. It describes how they have evolved over time, and highlights how they adapt to survive in an ever-changing environment. Fish anatomy, self-defence and senses all also feature.
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  • The War Next Door

    By Phil Earle, Sara Ogilvie
    Authors:
    Phil Earle
    Illustrated by:
    Sara Ogilvie
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    Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions

    By Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young
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    Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young
    What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This book explores the history of refugees and migration around the world and the effects on people of never-ending war and conflict. It compares the effects on society of diversity and interculturalism with historical attempts to create a racially 'pure' culture. It takes an international perspective, and offers a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards, the book encourages readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. There is also a role-play activity asking readers to imagine themselves in the situation of having to decide whether to leave their homes and seek refuge in a new country. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?What is Feminism? Why do we need It?
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