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  • Renaissance

    By Susie Brooks
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    Susie Brooks
    Discover the art movements that shaped our world The exciting time known as the Renaissance revolutionised art, as artists broke with the past to embrace new subjects, techniques and mediums. Painters and sculptors including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo became famous across Europe, creating works as enduringly iconic as the Mona Lisa and David. For readers aged 9 and up, Inside Art Movements provides an accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements.
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  • Racing Cars

    By David West
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    David West
    Learn all about racing cars, from the first racers to the drag racers.Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
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  • Return to the City of Ghosts

    By Julian Sedgwick
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    Julian Sedgwick
    'The thing about ghosts is sometimes we create our own. And sometimes they find us, no matter what we do.' The thrilling conclusion to the Ghosts of Shanghai by the award-winning author of the Mysterium trilogy, for fans of Philip Pullman, Susan Hill and Robin Stevens.Ruby is on a mission to rescue the boy she loves: Charlie has been swept away in the powerful waters of the River Yangtze. But the world she loves is now broken by danger and fear, and Ruby is lost and surrounded by ghosts. Can Ruby trust herself, and those around her, to find Charlie and return to Shanghai? Or has she ventured too deep into the realm of spirits?On an amazing journey down the Yangtze, crossing from one world to the other, Ruby must follow the 'red thread of destiny' to find Charlie and home, before she loses herself . . .
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  • Ready Steady Rescue

    By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Edward Eaves
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    Smriti Prasadam-Halls
    Illustrated by:
    Edward Eaves
    A bouncy rhythmic story, packed with noises to shout out loud - essential for young vehicle-lovers! Ed Eaves is the illustrator of the bestselling How to Grow a Dinosaur and has been nominated for the Red House Children's Book Award.We're at emergency control, to save and rescue is our goal.There are fires to fight, climbers to be rescued, baddies to be caught, broken-down cars...There's no time to waste! NEE-NAW, NEE-NAW off we go!No emergency is too big for these brave rescue vehicles - join in the action as they save the day!
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  • Rainforests

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    What is a rainforest? Do you know the difference between a tropical rainforest and a temperate rainforest? Explore the amazing variety of plants and animals that call rainforests around the world home and find out how they are adapted to survive there. From giant trees and carnivorous plants to monkeys, birds, frogs and minibeasts. Discover why we need to protect these rich habitats from deforestation and why they are called the 'lungs of the world'.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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    Robbers, Cops, Crime

    By Roy Apps
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    Roy Apps
    At the first sign of danger we call 999, but what did people do before the police force existed? Learn about the evolution of the service that protects us - from keeping invaders in order to the first bobbies on the beat and the latest crime-fighting scientific developments. Wayland have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: policing. Trace policing through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about Scotland's first organised police force, smuggling, poaching and street crime, the River police and the Industrial Revolution, the evolution of police vehicles, the world's most famous detective and the introduction of women to the service. Learn about all this and more in Bobbies, Cops and Crime: An Illustrated History of Policing!
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  • Roman

    By Nancy Dickmann
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    Nancy Dickmann
    This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Roman mythological stories. From daring heroes to scheming gods and goddesses and terrible monsters, there are exciting adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.
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  • Rescue Vehicles

    By David West
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    David West
    Mechanic Mike knows loads about all sorts of rescue vehicles. From police cars and ambulances to lifeboats and rescue helicopters, and everything in between. Find out how much these specialist machines weigh, the type of engines they have and lots of other amazing bite-sized facts.Part of the series Mechanic Mike's Machines. Introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of all things mechanical. Bright and colourful computer generated imagery for children who love cartoons and animation and Mike's chibi character is a familiar icon style for many children. These books are designed to be particularly friendly to children.
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  • Record-Breaking Buildings

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the tallest to the longest and from the busiest to the largest, this book looks at fantastic record-breaking buildings from all over the planet and beyond! It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how these structures have raised the bar in the construction industry.See which buildings have held the record for being the world's tallest over the last 100 years!Find out just how big a space station can be, and what's inside!Discover how fast the world's quickest roller coaster can travel!Learn about the staggering size of the world's biggest palaces!Read how ancient people built some of the greatest monuments on the planet!
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  • Rally Driver - Sébastien Ogier vs Sébastien Loeb

    By Paul Mason
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    Paul Mason
    Using a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From shakedown to the starting line, stage victories to the winners' podium, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Remembrance Day

    By Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
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    Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
    Explaining why we remember the people who fought and died, both in World War One, but also in other armed conflicts in a thoughtful and insightful way. Remembrance Day looks at the background to World War One and also focuses on objects, such as poppies and the Cenotaph that are key to the day itself. Key words at the bottom of each spread help children build their vocabulary around particular topics. The mixture of historical and modern photographs help to make the past more relevant to the children.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.
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  • Rockets and Space Travel

    By Jon Richards
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    Jon Richards
    Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could go to the Moon? The idea of exploring space started with fiction and science-fiction written by authors like Jules Verne and H G Wells. Little did they know that space travel would become a reality! It'll Never Work: Rockets and Space Travel explores the history of space travel and spaceships, the successes and failures that have led to the very recent Pluto flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft.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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  • Rockets

    By Louise Derrington
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    Louise Derrington
    So you want to build your own rocket models? Real ones that you can power and launch?Well now you can, with How to Build. Inside you'll find simple instructions, equipment lists and templates to help you make working models, including a straw rocket, fizzy rocket, balloon rocket, water rocket, matchstick rocket and tube rocket.This series is aimed at budding inventors and engineers of the future, and contains builds which require adult supervision. It supports design and technology skills and learning, and is ideal for use at home, school and at STEM clubs.
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  • Religion and Saints

    By Moira Butterfield
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    Moira Butterfield
    Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Religion and Saints looks at the importance of religion in Anglo-Saxon culture. Beginning with the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons and the foundation of great monastic centres of Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne, the book covers the worship of saints such Cuthbert and Aldhelm, the rise of monasteries and dioceses and the relationship of kings such as Alfred and Athelstan to the Church and its teachings.
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  • Record-Breaking Humans

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the tallest to the shortest, the fastest to the strongest, and the oldest to the richest, this book looks at amazing human record-breakers. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how human beings keep pushing their potential to the absolute limits.Meet the tallest and shortest people and compare your hand to the biggest in the world!See just how far some divers can swim underwater on a single breath of air.Compare the size of the largest film cast with the population of Iceland.Measure the world's largest book next to a giraffe.
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  • Record-Breaking Earth and Space

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    From the biggest to the closest and from the driest to the fastest, this book looks at the amazing record-breakers in the Universe. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show you how these amazing planets, stars, comets and asteroids are true galactic greats.See what is inside a volcano and discover how violent a volcanic eruption can be.Discover why conditions on our planets are just right for life to exist.Find out about the planets that exist outside the Solar System and measure how big they are.Weigh how much Moon rock was brought back by the Apollo missions.
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    Remembering the Fallen of the First World War

    By Sarah Ridley
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    Sarah Ridley
    Remembering the Fallen of the First World War takes a fascinating and detailed look at how servicemen killed during the First World War were commemorated. Beginning during the war itself, the book investigates the options available at the time - repatriation and normal burial were intially considered, but the sheer number of the dead precluded this, so cemeteries close the battlefields became the only realistic option. The book chronicles the work of Sir Fabian Ware and the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission in setting up permanent and beautifully maintained cemeteries after the war as well as local war memorials, plaques in churches, books of remembrance and so forth. The book also includes poetry written and artwork created to honour the fallen, and offers advice on how young readers can find their ancestors' war graves. A must have book on World War One for ages 11 and up.
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  • The Rise of Humans

    By David West
    Authors:
    David West
    In twelve beautifully crafted scenes, discover a world where a new kind of mammal has appeared from the disappearing forests and has begun to walk on two legs. From simple tool-making to mastering a control over fire, witness the evolution of our ancestors as they leave Africa and spread - taking over the world.The two titles in this series, Prehistoric! are a wonderful exploration of an amazing period in pre-history. Plenty has been written about the dinosaurs but these books offer readers aged 7-9 the chance to develop wider historical interests.
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  • Rainforests

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What is it like to live and work deep within Earth's rainforests? How many mysteries do these ancient forests hold and what are scientists hoping to discover by researching them? Explore how research conducted in rainforests can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of medicines, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating exploration of one of Earth's most extreme environments.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'.An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
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  • Robots

    A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. Enjoy and out of this world creative adventure with planets, rockets and robots of all shapes and sizes, all ready to fill with colour.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
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