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  • The Superhuman Body

    By Joy Lin, Alan Brown
    Authors:
    Joy Lin
    Illustrated by:
    Alan Brown
    What if you could be immortal or have super senses or read minds? You'd be a superhero! BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: The Superhuman Body tells you all about the reality of these superpowers when looked at through a scientific lens.The series Superpower Science focuses on the superpowers commonly associated with superheroes and reveals just how scientifically realistic they could be to us mere humans. Each title focuses on four superpowers and explains which science principles would come into action if the superpower existed and what effect these science principles would have on the body. The comic book format and vintage-looking colourful illustrations paired with quirky and humorous explanations turn what would be considered by many as dry physics principles into high-interest exciting books. By pointing out the physical limitations of superpowers, the series aims to fix them, not crush children's dreams but inspire them to be interested in science. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
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  • Surrealism

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    The Surrealist moment turned the art world on its head with bold, strange works of art that celebrated the subconscious and the power of dreams, and delighted in defying convention. With artists as celebrated as Salvador Dalí and Renè Magritte amongst them, the Surrealists' legacy lives on today, influencing media from art and music to film and advertising. An accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements, Inside Art Movements explores their origins, evolution and legacy in today's world. For readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Salt

    By Alex Woolf
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    Alex Woolf
    Did you know that the little white grains that sit in your salt cellar have an amazing story to tell? The simple condiment has caused wars to break out, empires to be conquered and black markets to flourish. This book describes the journey salt has taken, from prehistoric religious offerings to a staple seasoning.Other topics covered are the health aspects of salt, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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  • Sport

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    Sport can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of sport's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From lucky socks and alligators on the golf course to marathon runners who let the train take the strain, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of sport. It's a great fun read for any sports fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Football.
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  • Songs About a Girl: Songs About a Boy

    By Chris Russell
    Authors:
    Chris Russell
    Music, boy bands, first love and heartbreak in the explosive finale to the Songs About A Girl trilogy - a modern love story for anyone who has ever dreamed of being 'with the band'. From a Zoella Book Club friend.Just as Charlie allows herself to succumb to Gabe's charms, the explosive revelation about her mother's death threatens to pull them apart.Meanwhile, a media circus has exploded around the future of Fire&Lights - when they announce a US tour to show the world that they are stronger than ever, Charlie gets the opportunity to accompany them. New York City, here she comes! But it's not all fun and games. Charlie is still feeling all kinds of awkward around Gabe and knowing that her mother's last days were in America touring with her band, Charlie uses the opportunity to uncover some more truths about her mother's death.As Fire&Lights try to win over the world again, and as Charlie and Gabriel uncover the true story that links their pasts, will Charlie finally be able to follow her heart?'Sweet, sensitive and a joy to read ...' Non Pratt, author of Remix and Unboxed
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  • Storm Clouds

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. A mysterious creature is prowling in the island's forests. while a hurricane rises off shore. Fleur, Alfie and Mia need the dolphins as never before ... Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the sixth in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.
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  • Scholars of Science

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    What is gravity and who discovered its laws? How does evolution work and how did Darwin work it out? Learn all about the advances in science that have expanded our understanding of Earth, our place in the living world and the workings of the Universe in STEM-gineers: Scholars of Science.STEM-gineers is an exciting 4-book series, which focuses on particular engineering or scientific challenges. You will find out about the great minds behind every featured discovery or structure and learn through hands-on projects how these great minds overcame the scientific or engineering challenges of their time. From simple experiments, to observing and recording various aspects of the world around us, this series is the perfect introduction to the exhilarating world of STEM for readers aged 9 and up.
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  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    This book, for children aged 9+, delves into the world of drugs and how these relate to our health. It explores medical, recreational and illegal drugs and includes topics such as smoking, addiction, legal highs and problems with drugs. It is illustrated with bright, graphic illustrations.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.
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    The Survival Game

    By Nicky Singer
    Authors:
    Nicky Singer
    In a world full of checkpoints and controls, can love and hope defy the borders? A searing, timely story, as arresting as it is beautiful. Mhairi Anne Bain owns only two things: a gun with no bullets and her identity papers. The world is a shell of what it once was. Now, you must prove yourself worthy of existence at every turn, at every border checkpoint. And if you are going to survive, your instincts will become your most valuable weapon. Mhairi has learnt the importance of living her own story, of speaking to no one. But then she meets a young boy with no voice at all, and finds herself risking everything to take him to safety. And so Mhairi and the silent boy travel the road north. But there are rumours that things in Scotland have changed since she has been away. What Mhairi finds there is shocking and heart-breaking, but might finally re-connect her to her sense of self and to the possibility of love.An extraordinary story about survival and what it costs, about the power of small kindnesses to change everything.
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  • South Africa

    By Anita Ganeri
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more.Journey Through South Africa offers a look at the geography landscape, culture and people of this country in southernmost tip of the African continent. Experience the exciting buzz of Cape Town, the spectacular national parks, mountains and plateaus, and the amazing coastlines as you explore this colourful and diverse country, finding out about its wildlife, people, geography and economy along the way.
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  • Siege and Storm

    By Leigh Bardugo
    Authors:
    Leigh Bardugo
    Enter the Grishaverse with book two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: Nikolai Lantsov character art and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo.Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov's power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner - hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can't outrun their enemies for long.The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina's magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.But as the truth of Alina's destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling's deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice - and only she can face the oncoming storm.Read all the books in the Grishaverse!The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)Shadow and BoneSiege and StormRuin and RisingThe Six of Crows DuologySix of CrowsCrooked KingdomThe Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
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  • Shadow and Bone

    By Leigh Bardugo
    Authors:
    Leigh Bardugo
    Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas. Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: A lost letter from Mal, The Tailor (a Genya story) and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo.Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed. Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country's magical military elite - and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.Read all the books in the Grishaverse!The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)Shadow and BoneSiege and StormRuin and RisingThe Six of Crows DuologySix of CrowsCrooked KingdomThe Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
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    The Summer of Us

    By Cecilia Vinesse
    Authors:
    Cecilia Vinesse
    Five friends. Five cities. Two complicated love stories . . . The perfect read for fans of Jennifer E Smith and Sara Barnard.Aubrey and Rae have been planning their European tour since the moment they met. It was meant to be the perfect way to spend their last summer together before university, but now it's not just the two of them . . .There's Jonah, Aubrey's seemingly perfect boyfriend, and Gabe, who Aubrey may have accidentally kissed. Then there's Clara, the friend Rae is crushing on, hard, even though there's no hope because Clara is into guys, not girls. And on top of all that Aubrey and Rae's friendship appears to be falling apart. Things are more complicated at eighteen than they were at ten.Set off on a romantic adventure that embraces warm summer nights, the thrill of first kisses and the bittersweet ache of saying goodbye to the past.
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  • Sports Stadium

    By Paul Mason
    Authors:
    Paul Mason
    Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
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  • Survival

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. Alfie and Mia don't realise how much they rely on their older sister until she is taken ill with a mysterious sickness. They'll do anything to save her - and perhaps the dolphins, too, can help Fleur pull through. Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the third in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.
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  • Sewing

    By Jane Marland
    Authors:
    Jane Marland
    Learn how to sew from scratch and create awesome colourful projects! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to complete eleven fantastic sewing projects, from bunting to a cushion cover and even a tote bag! Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Knitting, Gardening, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
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  • Shield of Lies

    By Sheila O'Flanagan
    Authors:
    Sheila O'Flanagan
    The gripping follow-up to The Crystal Run from the Sunday Times and Irish Times No. 1 bestselling author, for fans of Cornelia Funke, Susan Cooper and Philip Pullman.'I know how much you love Carcassia. You were prepared to die for it. It must be terrible to realise that you have been betrayed.'Kaia is from a world in which blind sacrifice is a virtue, and a Runner's life expendable.It took Joe, an outsider, to show her that she must question the truth.Now, Kaia and Joe have been taken prisoner. Trusting her sworn enemies is the only way out.Kaia and Joe must risk their lives and return to Carcassia to prevent more Runners from racing to their death. Praise for The Crystal Run:'Brims with all the hallmarks of a classic fantasy quest - a vividly evoked world, heart-rending conflict, compelling action' - LoveReading4Kids'Will appeal to youngsters who enjoy reading about dangerous quests' - Sunday Independent'Well-written, with a strong plot and excellent characters, this book gives us anexciting, classic-style fantasy filled with intrigue' - Inis'O'Flanagan's writing is crisp and concise and her plotting deft' - Belfast Telegraph
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  • Shipwreck

    By Jenny Oldfield
    Authors:
    Jenny Oldfield
    A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. But the island is far from home and shaken by violent electrical storms. Can the kids and dolphins work together to survive on Dolphin Island? Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the first in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.
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  • Super Senses

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    How do you feel? What's inside your ears? Where are your taste buds? This book explores your senses and how you use them. Find out how special body parts collect signals, allowing you to detect the world around you. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • Sugar

    By Alex Woolf
    Authors:
    Alex Woolf
    The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
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