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  • Art

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    This is your chance to get the inside track on the hottest street scenes today. - Incredible installations- Hot video links- Inspirational photos- Star artists- Art stylesCould you be a street art star of the future?EDGE Street Art is written specifically for readers who struggle with longer sentences and paragraphs, but who want to find out more about this dynamic high-interest area.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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    The Artist in You

    By Julie Brunelle, Peter Wood
    Authors:
    Julie Brunelle, Peter Wood
    Taking some the world's greatest art and artists as its starting point, this visually stunning and absorbing book is a perfect way to get children aged 10 plus into art and creating their own work. It has two objectives. One is to introduce the basics of art and the art making process in an easy and accessible way with fun and engaging projects, while exploring various techniques and mediums, including photography and printmaking. Secondly, it introduces much of the basic art terminology to give the reader the vocabulary to discuss and share their appreciation of art. The authors, both artists and art teachers themselves, convey their enthusiasm with a voice that is simple, direct and full of fun.The projects cover a high level of art education and in fact self-learners, teachers and students of all ages will learn a lot from it. Students who complete these projects will command outstanding abilities and knowledge of the fine arts. Learners will gain important first hand skills and insights into the language of art necessary to work and communicate in this challenging field.
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  • Adele

    By Hettie Bingham
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    Hettie Bingham
    Want to find out stacks of facts about Adele? How she went from posting a demo on Myspace to becoming an international singing mega-star? Then this behind-the-scenes biography is all you need! Step inside the world of the famous songstress and discover all you've ever wanted to know about the golden-voiced singer! From shooting to fame in 2007, at the age of 19, to becoming the chart-topping star she is today. Find out about the woman behind the microphone; what inspires Adele, where she grew up, her interests, and her contributions to charitable causes. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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  • Art and Entertainment

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
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    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at amazing facts about the world of art and entertainment, including the film industry, pop stars, fashion and street art - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
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  • Art Installations

    By Alix Wood
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    Alix Wood
    Is it Art? is a series of books focusing on exciting contemporary art forms. From graffiti to junk sculptures and from urban street art to installations, Is it Art? offers young readers examples from each medium and tells the story behind their creation. The series also encourages discussion and suggests activities so that readers can try making their own art.So what is an art installation anyway? Well, they're basically three-dimensional sculptures that are designed for a specific space. Often you can walk around, in or on installations and interact with them in a way that you can't with other types of art. This book looks at the huge variety of forms art installations can take and examines the difference between sculpture and installation. Whatever your opinion, the installations in this book are guaranteed to get you thinking about what art is.
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  • Accessories For All

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Get creative with this fabulous new craft series! Each title gives great ideas for activities that will inspire and enthuse young readers to get crafty.
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  • Autumn

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Get outdoors and unlock your creative side with these fantastic art projects for autumn. Follow the step-by-step photographs to make a bug hotel, water colour leaves, a seed picture and lots more. Plus, find out all about autumn with the seasonal fact panels. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up, The Outdoor Art Room is designed to get children out into the fresh air and interacting with nature. A range of simple arts and crafts projects as well as fun activities help them discover new things about their environment and the seasons at the same time as being active and having fun. Care is taken to ensure that these projects do not create any adverse environmental impact.
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  • Animals

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
    Authors:
    Paul Gamble
    Illustrated by:
    Paul Gamble
    11 popular domestic and wild animals feature in this step-by-step guide. Perfect a pony, sketch a shark and refine a rattlesnake with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
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  • Ancient Romans

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Rome right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Ancient Romans, you can learn how to make a shield, a Janus mask, a dolphin mosaic, a Roman coin box, a bulla, a triumphal arch photo frame, a fresco, a Draco standard, a laurel wreath, a seal, a clay lamp and a sun dial!Fun facts on every spread give background information about Ancient Rome and its people, from the lives of emperors, to ordinary Romans and slaves. A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the Romans.A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
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  • Ancient Egyptians

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Egypt right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Ancient Egyptians, you can learn how to make hieroglyphic stone, a Pharaoh's mask, an Egyptian headband, a scarab paperweight, an armlet, a fan, a lucky amulet, a wind chime, a papyrus scroll, a sarcophagus, an animal mummy and a lotus lantern!Fun facts on every spread give background information about Ancient Egypt and its people, from the lives of pharaoahs, to mummies and slaves. A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the ancient Egyptians.A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
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  • Ancient Greeks

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Egypt right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Ancient Greeks, you can learn how to make theatre masks, a a fish dish, a Medusa headdress, an Olympic torch, a perfume bottle, a golden wreath, a fibula, a Hoplite's shield, a Greek arm guard, a gable decoration, a discus and pan pipes!Fun facts on every spread give background information about Ancient Greece and its people, from food and everyday life to the Olympics and religion. A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the ancient Greeks.A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
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  • Arts and Music

    By Dan Lyndon
    Authors:
    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 influences and key movements in the development of black artists and their work across the generations.
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  • Acting Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Acting Skills will show you how to get started on a wide range of performance projects. Packed with ideas and techniques, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of acting skills, such as improvisation and miming and how to make the best use of props, make-up and lighting. This book takes you through some of the skills you might need to put on a performance of your own. Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields aimed at children aged 9+.
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  • Art What Job Can I Get?

    By Richard Spilsbury
    Authors:
    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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  • Animals

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Get creative wtht these fun animal activities. Follow the briliant step-by-step photographs to make a dancing dragon, cake-pop piglets, draw animal cartoons and lots, lots more. This book contains everything you need to create your own magical fairy world.Part of the series Have Fun With Arts and Crafts - brilliant craft projects for boys and girls.
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  • Ancient Rome

    By Fiona Macdonald
    Authors:
    Fiona Macdonald
    History Crafts is a history series with a difference. Each book is packed with facts and full-colour illustrations from a selected historical era or subject. In addition there are fun related craft projects, with clear step-by-step instructions. In Ancient Rome young readers can find out about what made Rome a great civilisation and create objects as diverse as a Roman standard and a mosaic fish.
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  • Ancient Egypt

    By Fiona Macdonald
    Authors:
    Fiona Macdonald
    History Crafts is a history series with a difference. Each book is packed with facts and full-colour illustrations from a selected historical era or subject. In addition there are fun related craft projects, with clear step-by-step instructions. In Ancient Egypt young readers can find out about what made Egypt a great civilisation and create objects as diverse as a water-raising shaduf and a mummy's mask.
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  • Art on the Street: Cool Brands

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    Learn about cool brands throughout the ages, from the historic Coca Cola brand to today's Apple Inc. Find out all about Brand Beckham, read an interview with a brand designer and discover how to design a cool brand logo, step by step! Learn all about what makes a cool brand and enter our big debate on whether brands equal cool culture or plain greed!
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  • Astronaut

    By Rebekah Shirley
    Authors:
    Rebekah Shirley
    Dressing Up encourages young children to be imaginative, creative and boosts confidence.
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  • The Anglo-Saxons

    By Sally Hewitt
    Authors:
    Sally Hewitt
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