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Movie Night

By Lucy Courtenay
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Lucy Courtenay
If you love rom-coms you'll love this sassy, funny romance that will make you fall head over heels with the help of twelve classic films and a misbehaving cat named Nigel. Perfect for fans of Zoella, Geek Girl and Holly Bourne.One: I am hopelessly in love with Hanna Bergdahl. Two: for the first time since our recent reunion Hanna Bergdahl appears to be single. And three: I am stuck in that inescapable netherworld of demons and acne - the Friend Zone.Sol and Hanna were best friends at primary school and after reuniting at college, they spend approximately seventy per cent of daylight hours together. When disaster strikes at a New Year's Eve party and Hannah sees new boyfriend Danny Dukas kissing Lizzie Banks, a New Year's Resolution is formed. Sol and Hanna will watch one film a month for twelve months until the next New Year. After all, films hold answers to life's hardest questions. Maybe they'll figure out why they are both members of the dumpee club. Only Sol Adams has a new year's resolution of his own: to kiss Hanna Bergdahl before the year is over. Will Sol ever defeat the Friend Zone?
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  • Mayhem at the Museum

    By Pat-a-Cake
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    Pat-a-Cake
    PJ masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Join them in this super-cool adventure storybook based on the episode 'Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum' - Romeo has made a Big Box of Bad and has made the museum his headquarters. If the PJ Masks don't stop him, Romeo will control the whole city! Catboy, Owlette and Gekko must work together to beat the baddie. Also available: PJ Masks: Feathered Friends and PJ Masks: Into the Night Glow in the Dark sticker bookPJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
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    My First Easter Book

    By Jane Winstanley
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    Jane Winstanley
    Find out all about Easter and enjoy making cards, presents, tasty treats and lots of other fun activities with this first Easter book. From making pancakes and decorating Easter eggs through to creating your own flower garden and chocolate nests, you'll be all ready for an amazing Easter. The book includes an illustrated re-relling of the Easter story. Perfect for an activity hungry 5-6 year old!Why not take a look at My First Christmas Book too?
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  • Mary Cassatt

    By Iain Zaczek
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    Iain Zaczek
    This title looks at the life and works of Mary Cassatt, including an examination of paintings such as The Child's Bath, Young Woman Sewing in a Garden, The Letter, The Omnibus, At the Opera, Family Group Reading and The Boat Party. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cassatt used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of her life, information on museums and galleries where her work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Mary Cassatt.
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  • Meet the PJ Masks!

    By Pat-a-Cake
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    Pat-a-Cake
    It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette - PJ Masks. Colour, stick and play in this interactive sticker book featuring everyone's favourite nocturnal heroes, their super-cool vehicles and of course those pesky villains, Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. With over 125 stickers, there are hours of PJ Masks fun to be had!Also available: PJ Masks: Battle of the HQs, PJ Masks: Pedal Power, PJ Masks: Annual 2018PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
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  • Masks

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Making masks is easy with these creative projects which are explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.I love Craft Masks features instructions for making fantastic masks. You could be a fairy, a pirate, a dragon or a cat. You could even make crazy glasses or a carnival mask! The book is part of the I love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Music Technology

    By Tom Jackson
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    Tom Jackson
    From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Mother's and Father's Day

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The projects are explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents. In 10 Minute Crafts: Mother's and Father's Day, children can learn how to make pop-up cards, trinket boxes and photo frames, along with lots of other great Mother's and Father's day gift ideas.
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  • Minibeasts

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Find out all there is to know about your favourite creepy-crawlies with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make spiders, beetles, dragonflies, termites and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Includes QR codes that link to step-by-step videos, showing how some of the crafts are made.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
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    The Mother's Day Book

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Find out how the first Mother's Day came about and how it is celebrated around the world. Then get creative and have a go at one of the many craft activities and recipes in this bumper book. Follow the simple step-by-step guides and you'll be able to create a card and gifts for your mum to make her day really special. Activities include a scrummy no-cook breakfast, your own mother's day poem, a creative herb garden and decorated cupcakes.Why not check out The Christmas Book and The Easter book as well?
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  • Manga

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
    11 manga characters feature in this step-by-step guide. Create a Cat Girl, sketch a Samurai and mimic a Mini Monster 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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  • Monsters and Robots

    By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
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    Paul Gamble
    11 crazy monsters and robots feature in this step-by-step guide. Compose Compacto the Crusherbot, recreate a Retro Robot and draw a dragon 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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    My First Christmas Book

    By Jane Winstanley
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    Jane Winstanley
    Find out all about Christmas and have some fun making cards, presents and decorations with this first Christmas book for children aged 6+. Each craft activity has clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions. Ideas include your own personalised advent calendar, quick and easy Christmas cards, angel decorations and a delicious yule log. The book includes an illustrated re-relling of the Christmas story.
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    My Art Book to Colour: Mandalas

    Immerse yourself in a beautifully illustrated world of mandalas with this stunning, colouring book. Containing more than 60 intricate illustrations, it gives free rein to add your own creative touch with colours or line drawing. It offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws on creativity and hones your focus as you fill the pages with colour. A textured cover and round-edged pages make this a great book to take with you wherever you go.
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  • Mosaics

    By Nathaniel Harris
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    Nathaniel Harris
    Featuring six mosaics from around the world, this book explores different types of story, from historical recount in the Alexander Mosaic to film story in 'North by Northwest'. Each mosaic is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides a historical context. Step-by-step projects show children how to create their own mosaic masterpieces, using the techniques of the art form. Learn how to make a mosaic pen holder or photo frame and how to make a patterned place mat!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. A great introduction to the history of art for children at Key Stage 2.
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  • Music What Job Can I Get?

    By Richard Spilsbury
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    Richard Spilsbury
    The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in music are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being a musician, festival promoter, music journalist, sound technician, composer, DJ, A&R rep and many more. It provides an inside glimpse at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed to succeed.
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  • Medieval Realms: Art and Architecture

    By Stewart Ross
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    Stewart Ross
    This book gives readers an insight into the art and architecture of medieval Europe. You can discover how the great cathedrals, castles, manor houses, tombs, monuments and monasteries were constructed and find out how stained glass windows were made and the stories they told. Read about the different ways people illustrated manuscripts and books, and learn when painting became more realistic, as we trace the changes and movements that influenced art and architecture in medieval times. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
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  • Magic Skills

    By Stephanie Turnbull
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    Stephanie Turnbull
    Circus Skills will show you how to get started in this dynamic and varied performance art, encouraging you to develop a range of techniques and skills. Packed with ideas, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of essential skills, such as tumbling, plate spinning and clowning. From learning to master juggling - it even shows you how to make your own soft juggling balls - to more complex balancing techniques and using props, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of circus performers. The book also suggests ways in which these skills could turn into a future career. 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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  • Make a Podcast!

    By Matt Anniss
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    Matt Anniss
    Got something interesting to say? Find out what it takes to make a podcast with this brilliant book. Packed with Hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!A brilliant guide for people who want to get their message out there. What will your podcast be about? Is it informative about something your passionate about, a story that you want to tell in bite-sized instalments, or is it pure entertainment to make people laugh? Whatever you have to say this book will take you through the steps You'll need to make your podcast and hopefully get yourself noticed!Find Your Talent is an exciting resource of six books for young teenagers who might need a bit of help breaking into some competitive and creative industries. Hints, tips and inside scoops encourages them to experiment and will help them to refine their techniques.
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  • Make an Animation!

    By Sarah Levete
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    Sarah Levete
    Have you got a passion for all things animated? Find out how to create animations from drawing characters to filming with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy! Guiding you from first concept through to finished animation, the insider knowledge is invaluable. Part of the Find Your Talent series. Books to help young people get a head start in aspirational careers in some of the toughest industries to crack.
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