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A-Z of Growing Up, Puberty and Sex

By Lesley De Meza, Stephen De Silva
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Lesley De Meza, Stephen De Silva
The A-Z of Growing UP, Puberty and Sex is the perfect ready-reference guide to help you get through adolescence. Get to grips with all of the important, and sometimes embarrassing, facts of life. Packed with lots of practical support on how to deal with the physical and emotional changes that growing up brings. This book explains words and terms, both medical and slang, to help you find your way through puberty from A-Z.From A to Z, here are some of the topics discussed in this great guide to being or becoming a teenager: Adoption, Body image, Coming out, Contraception, Dumping and getting dumped, Eating disorders, Fancying: Does he/she fancy you?, Gay/Lesbian, HIV/AIDS, Internet safety, Jealousy, Kissing, Love, Masturbation, Orgasm, Peer pressure, Periods, Relationships, Sex, Transgender/Transsexual, Underwear, Virginity, Wet dreams, You, Zits...
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  • the American Civil War?

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    This book considers the deadliest war in US history, which killed 750,000 soldiers and many civilians before this young nation was a century old. Its legacy still resonates across the USA today. Did it achieve any of its goals? Did it have unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?Each book includes a comprehensive overview of the historical event in question, providing background information to help readers understand the issues being discussed. In looking at the consequences of each event, both good and bad, various themes are covered, from politics and society to science, technology and popular culture. The series fits well with the history curriculum at key stage 3, looking at issues in world history and their interconnections with other world developments. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • Ascension

    By Olivia Chase
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    Olivia Chase
    For fans of Cassandra Clare and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the second book in this kick-ass new series will keep you on the edge of your seat ...Diana, Minerva and Vesta are Demon Hunters, gifted with amazing powers. They can see truth with the touch of the hand, break down solid walls and shoot lightning from their fingertips ... basically all the things you could want in the battle against supernatural evil. When an eerie fog cloaks Edinburgh and the girls find a boy, bloodied and confused, they suspect a demon is up to no good. Before they can even grab their weapons, they're plunged into a fight agianst an ancient foe. Will the united strength of their Trinity be enough to keep them alive?With new faces, an old flame and one seriously blood-thirsty demon, things are about to get interesting ...
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  • Ariadnis

    By Josh Martin
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    Josh Martin
    Back then I thought that if it weren't for that cliff, our cities would be one and there would be no need for all this fierceness toward each other. But then I learned about pride and tradition and prophecy, and those things are harder than rock.Joomia and Aula are Chosen. They will never be normal. They can never be free.On the last island on Erthe, Chosen Ones are destined to enter Ariadnis on the day they turn eighteen. There, they must undertake a mysterious and deadly challenge. For Joomia and Aula, this means competing against each other, to end the war that has seethed between their cities for nine generations. As the day draws nearer, all thoughts are on the trial ahead. There's no space for friendship. No time for love. However much the girls might crave them. But how you prepare for a task you know nothing certain about? Nothing, except that you must win, at whatever cost, or lose everything.
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  • Advertising

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    Is advertising simply a way of presenting information to help consumers make choices in our increasingly competitive world? Or is advertising sophisticated persuasion that tricks, misleads and influences the buyer? Look in detail at the industry, the effects of advertising and its influence on our daily lives. The author uses real-life case studies to illustrate the subject; fact panels, quotes and statistics give an informed insight into the discussion and encourage lively debate.The Ethical Debates series confronts contentious issues affecting people in the 21st century.
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  • Adaptation and Survival

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Find out how organisms change to meet the challenges of their environments. This book explores the evolution of different plant and animal species, from changes in physical appearance to adaptation in behaviour, and explains how these organisms have adapted to thrive in an ever-changing world. Includes experiments that demonstrate how animals have adapted to their surroundings and fascinating fact boxes that offer in-depth information on topics such as evolution. An activity project shows students at Key Stage 3 how to investigate what lichens can tell you about the level of air pollution.The six books in the Living Processes series look at the processes all living organisms must carry out in order to stay alive. From feeding and drinking through to breathing and reproducing, it explores the differing ways in which organisms carry them out.
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  • The Age of the Atom: 1900–1946

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1900 to 1946. In the first half of the 20th century, science changed the lives of everyone. Scientists explored the nature of atoms and discovered the immense power they contained. Radio and television transformed the way people communicated, and aeroplanes and cars made the world seem smaller. Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • The Advent of Electricity: 1800–1900

    By Charlie Samuels
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    Charlie Samuels
    A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1800 to 1900. The 19th century saw the birth of photography and the internal combustion engine, which led to the production of the first cars. Scientists developed theories about evolution, genetics and the nature of elements. But the end of the century, they had discovered the elusive electron and its role in electricity.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
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  • Air

    By Lisa Glass, Lisa Glass
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    Lisa Glass, Lisa Glass
    Last year, one amazing summer was enough to turn Iris's world upside down. She met the boy of her dreams, the super talented Zeke, and the two of them set off on a pro-surfing adventure around the globe. Now, one week in Miami could be enough to tear her life apart. When Iris and Zeke take a break from competitions to relax on South Beach, Iris feels more than just the draw of the surf pulling Zeke away from her. Something's not right, and soon Iris will have to decide if she and Zeke are really the best thing for each other after all.Air is the thrilling follow-up to Blue; a gorgeous story of sun, sea and first love.
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    The Apple Tart of Hope

    By Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
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    Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
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  • All Fall Down

    By Ally Carter
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    Ally Carter
    Praise for Ally Carter:Ally Carter is an author that you simply can't miss. - Gripped into BooksGallagher Girls books have real heart, pushing strength and sisterhood over sass, with super wit and humour too... brilliant. ***** Books for KeepsAbsolutely unputdownable and completely gripping... everything that fans of this series will have been waiting for... 10/10... an incredible series in which each book gets better and better. The GuardianAlly Carter has done it again! From the story to the cover, everything about All Fall Down is exciting and sure to keep you on your toes! http://sassyanddangerous.blogspot.mx/Product Description:I don't mean to get into trouble. Trouble just sort of finds me. Grace has been shipped off to stay with her diplomat Grandpa in the glittering Embassy Row, a place where trespassing into the wrong garden can cause an international incident. Grace knows the rules - she's ignored them before - but however much she wants to change, she can't. Not while she's certain of three things: 1. She isn't crazy. 2. Her mother was murdered. 3. Someday she's going to find the man with the scar, and then she is going to make him pay. About the Author:Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Gallagher Girls series, including I'd Tell You I Love You but Then I'd Have to Kill You, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, and Only the Good Spy Young.She lives in the Midwest where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She'd tell you more, but...well...you know.
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    At First Sight

    By Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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    Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away. That's why they make perfect assassins. The Institute finds these people when they're young and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated. Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute's monitoring. But now they've ID'ed Claire and sent seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can't make the hit... A thrilling and fast-paced love story from a bestselling YA author.
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  • African Empires

    By Dan Lyndon
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    Dan Lyndon
    The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today. This book looks at the great civilisations of the African continent and the people within these complex societies.
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  • Amphibians

    By Sarah Wilkes
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    Sarah Wilkes
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes you to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of amphibians, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the amphibians in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which amphibians have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
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    Aquarius

    By Jan Mark
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    Jan Mark
    Viner lives in a land that constantly floods - his skill as a water diviner has lead to ridicule. But when he is kidnapped all this changes. His murderous captors force him to work for them in their drought-stricken country - and to challenge the Rain-King whose failure to provide the necessary rainfall is sorely trying all those around him. But instead of ridiculing the King, Viner befriends him - perhaps more ... Aquarius is a deeply humane story of power, manipulation, ambition, and burgeoning sexuality. Viner is a complex character - easy to like and despise in equal measure. His story will not easily be forgotten.
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  • Aids

    By Katie Dicker
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    Katie Dicker
    Global Issues: AIDS considers the definition and causes of AIDS, the history of the virus, and its human, social and economic impact. The various responses to AIDS at national and international levels, the future of AIDS, and AIDS in the media are also taken into account.
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    Adaptation

    By Malinda Lo
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    Malinda Lo
    Flocks of birds are hurling themselves at aeroplanes across America. Thousands of people die. Millions are stranded. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On Reese's long drive home, along a stretch of empty highway at night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won't tell them what happened.For Reese, though, this is just the start. She can't remember anything from the time between her accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: she's different now. Torn between longtime crush David and new girl Amber, the real question is: who can she trust? This is the long-awaited new novel from the author of ASH: read on with the eBook novella NATURAL SELECTION (for all fans of Reese and Amber!) and the sequel, INHERITANCE.
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  • Art What Job Can I Get?

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    Do you know what job you want to do? Thinking about what you enjoy most at school can help you work outwhich career path to follow, as the skills required for art are transferable to many different careers. Each book in this series gives details of 12 jobs, including the personal characteristics and qualifi cations you will need, a job description and a comment from a professional. For example, if you are good at art you will have technical and creative skills. You might also be able to communicate thoughts, moods and ideas in innovative ways. These qualities will help you if you want to be an: illustrator art conservator fashion designer art teacher photographer graphic designer arts development officer curator advertising art director architect art therapist or artist.Get an idea of a range of art-related occupations and find out how to follow the career you want. The earlier you check out your options, the better prepared you will be to put your art skills to good use as you earn a living in the future.
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  • Angie

    By Gemma Burgess, Gemma Burgess
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    Gemma Burgess, Gemma Burgess
    Broke. Broken-hearted. Bored. (Not necessarily in that order.) WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY. Angie James is lost. A regular poster girl for Generation Screwed, being 22 isn't what she expected. What happens when having fun isn't, you know, fun? In the Brooklyn townhouse she shares with her best friends, Angie wants to figure out what to do with her life. But wild parties, bad dates, dead-end jobs, demanding fashionistas and even true love just keep getting in the way... Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?
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  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    In 19448 the state of Israel was created out of Palestine as a homeland for the Jewish people. Why did the Jews claim this land as their own, and what claims did the Arabs make over it? Do Palestinian refugees have a right to return to Israel? What is the future for a two-state solution? It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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