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Natural Wonders of the World

By Molly Oldfield, Federica Bordoni
Authors:
Molly Oldfield
Illustrated by:
Federica Bordoni
Set off on a journey of discovery in this beautiful photographic celebration of the natural world.From firefly squid glowing against the night sky in Japan to a Mexican cave filled with the largest crystals ever found, you'll discover the stories and science behind these wonders, the threats they now face and the efforts taking place to save them. How did the Grand Canyon come to be? Where is the most electric place on Earth? And what can we do to protect the Great Barrier Reef?Both a stunning tour of the planet we call home, and an overview of some of the biggest environmental problems of today, Natural Wonders of the World is the perfect gift for anyone who loves exploring the great outdoors.
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  • Numbers

    By Pat-a-Cake, Gwé
    Authors:
    Pat-a-Cake
    Illustrated by:
    Gwé
    This bright and bold touch-and-feel book all about numbers is perfect to share with babies to help develop their language. Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language - the key to later speech development. With a touch-and-feel on every page, the charming art and engaging text in Chatterbox Baby: Numbers gives parents and babies lots to explore, touch and chat about together. Also available: Chatterbox Baby: Words, Chatterbox Baby: Shapes, Chatterbox Baby: Colours
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    The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

    By Kes Gray, Claire Powell
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Powell
    A brilliantly funny Christmas picture book from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve.Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!
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  • Natural Habitats

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    In an era when the global environment is defined by humans and their activities, humans are destroying natural habitats and resources, often the same ones on which they themselves depend. While humans understand more about the environment and population than ever before, what action are they taking to protect the natural environment for future generations - and is it too little, too late? This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the treatment of natural habitats.
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  • Naomi's Story - Living with Leukaemia

    By Andy Glynne
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Naomi, a 10-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Naomi bravely explains what it was like to find out she had cancer, when she lost all her hair and what it was like spending so much time in hospital.The intimate and direct impact of using Naomi's real first-person testimony encourages us to empathise with her situation, and to understand how some children's lives are very different from their own. Naomi talks about school, family, friends and explains the confusion and chaos caused by cancer.The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child's daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.
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    NY is for New York

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of New York as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Yankee Stadium, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of the 'Big Apple'!Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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    Never Take a Bear to School

    By Mark Sperring, Britta Teckentrup
    Authors:
    Mark Sperring
    Illustrated by:
    Britta Teckentrup
    A delightfully funny story that will reassure every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery.Bears are clumsy. They don't sit still. They're much, much bigger than teachers - and they eat SUCH a lot of lunch! Yes, taking a bear to school is a BAD idea. But will this little boy find the courage to face the first day of school alone?With so much to do, like painting, dressing up, storytime, and making new friends, he just might! And Bear? He'll always be waiting at the end of the day, with a great big hug!
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    Nat's Naughty Nits

    By Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Jess Mikhail
    A hilarious picture book about getting nits (and getting rid of nits!) from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things ...'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!" This laugh-out-loud, wonderfully wacky rhyming tale is guaranteed to give children the giggles.
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  • Noah's SO Noisy

    By Judith Heneghan, Jack Hughes
    Authors:
    Judith Heneghan
    Illustrated by:
    Jack Hughes
    Noah is a noisy dragon. He roars, he shouts and he loves to stamp about. When his friends are listening to a story, Noah keeps interrupting. But if he can't keep quiet, how will he discover what happens at the end?Read about good manners and behaviour in these delightful stories.
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    The Nutcracker

    By Jane Ray
    Authors:
    Jane Ray
    The ultimate children's gift edition of the beloved classic ballet story, The Nutcracker.Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year, when the house is scented with wood smoke and spices, and there are secrets under every bed . . . When the clock strikes midnight, Clara's new nutcracker doll comes to life and leads her on a thrilling adventure, battling with the wicked Mouse King and his troops, then journeying to the Kingdom of Sweets. Retold simply and lyrically, with enchanting illustrations that capture all the joy and excitement of Christmas, this beautiful book from award-winning book-maker Jane Ray, this is the ultimate contemporary edition of everyone's favourite Christmas ballet story!
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  • Noddy Toyland Detective

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Noddy the wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation, now starring in a brand-new TV animation.'Investigate!' is theme of the first lavish full-colour picture book published to celebrate the brand-new CGI TV series that brings Noddy to a new generation of children.Noddy is Toyland's new detective. If there's something lost, missing or unusual happening in Toyland, Noddy and his friends Bumpy Dog and Revs the Car are the investigating dream team who find out what's going on and how to make things right. With the help of his Who-What-Where book, Noddy asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mystery and save the day.
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  • Navid's Story - A Journey from Iran

    By Andy Glynne, Jonathan Topf
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    Illustrated by:
    Jonathan Topf
    This picture book tells the story of Kurdish Iranian refugee, Navid. When Navid was four years old his father was forced to flee Iran as there were threats on his life.Told in Navid's own words, the story highlights the terror and hardship that Navid and his mother suffered in their long journey to follow his father to a safe place, and the strange feelings that Navid had towards him when they were reunited.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
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    Notes on Being Teenage

    By Rosalind Jana
    Authors:
    Rosalind Jana
    How would you describe yourself? Do you like to stand out, or fit in? Are you an Instagram junkie, or is Snapchat more your thing? Are you watching Zoella on YouTube, or reading Rookie on your phone? We're all different, and no-one's teenage years are the same. But we do all have one thing in common - being a teenager is about discovering who we are, and who we want to be. It can be tricky, building and forming your own identity and sense of self, and sometimes, advice from someone who has been there and done it in the not-too-distant past can come in useful. Enter Rosalind Jana, who's crammed more into her 20-odd years than most (including winning the Vogue Talent Contest for Young Writers AND 'Well Dressed' at the Observer Ethical Awards, but don't tell her we told you that...). Notes on Being Teenage covers all aspects of teenhood, from the serious (mental health issues, bullying, staying safe online), to the slightly-less-so (dating, style, fashion, starting a blog) and everything in between. Rooted in her own experiences as a blogger, part-time model and eco-fashion-expert, but also as a teen who struggled with scoliosis, bullying and her dad's depression, Rosalind is well-placed to offer advice and guidance to anyone navigating their teenage years. She's also spoken to loads of teens about their experiences, too, and their stories, problems, advice and wisdom are gathered here as well, along with interviews with inspirational and interesting people like Louise O'Neill, Juno Dawson and Rosianne Halse-Rojas. All this combines to form a warm, witty, wise book not just on how to survive but how to thrive as a teen. Essential reading for smart girls of any age.
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    Numbers

    By Paul Thurlby
    Authors:
    Paul Thurlby
    An incredibly stylish numbers book - perfect for children and adults alike.Have fun with numbers with an award-winning illustrator. Paul creates an amazing world where each number becomes its word. From '3 for 3D' and '5 for high five' to '10 for a perfect 10', each number is familiar, yet unique. Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise for Alphabet: 'Skilfully constructed and cleverley composed, it's an awesome alphabet book that adults will also appreciate.' Kirkus Reviews'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
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    The Night Before Christmas

    By Clement C. Moore, Angela Barrett
    Authors:
    Clement C. Moore
    Illustrated by:
    Angela Barrett
    New boutique midi-hardback edition of the definitive version of The Night Before Christmas classic poem with a beautiful foiled cover and unbelievable illustrations from Angela Barrett, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. The perfect Christmas gift or stocking-filler. All the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve is captured in this magical version of this popular festive verse. Her detailed illustrations depict a nostalgic, snow-covered world that sparkles with elegance and flair. A classic book that will become a cherished part of many a family Christmas, and begs to be reread year after year as a much-loved festive tradition. Every family needs a copy of The Night Before Christmas. Angela Barrett's edition is the perfect read for a Christmas Eve bedtime - Sunday ExpressNo festive season is complete without The Night Before Christmas - Junior
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    The New Kid

    By Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
    Authors:
    Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
    Ellie's not like the other children on her street. She hides inside her grey coat and the children tease her. But with her powerful imagination and talent for making up games, and Ellie soon shows everyone what a wonderful friend she can be.With stunning illustrations and beautiful prose from the award-winning author-illustrator of the Bisto Children's Book Award, this poignant story is a must-have for anyone who has experienced bullying."The New Kid is a powerful story about being yourself and making friends." - Irish Independent
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    Nursery Time

    By Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
    Authors:
    Mij Kelly, Mary Mcquillan
    When Suzy Sue goes to nursery, the farm animals miss her so much that they come up with a plan to take her home! But they soon change their minds when they see how much fun Suzy Sue is having!A wonderfully funny and entertaining rhyming story perfect for children who are worried about nursery.www.mijkelly.com
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    Norris the Bear Who Shared

    By Catherine Rayner
    Authors:
    Catherine Rayner
    Norris loves plorringes! When he spots one ripening in the afternoon sun, he sits back and patiently waits for the fruit to drop from the tree into his paws. But Norris isn't the only one who adores plorringes . . . pesky Tulip and Violet love them too and they can't wait for the one in the tree to ripen, so they scamper up the branch to investigate. So who will get their paws on the delicious fruit first?This beautifully written tale explores themes of friendship, patience and sharing, as well as teaching the five senses.
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  • Nelson Mandela

    By Ann Kramer
    Authors:
    Ann Kramer
    Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa, the book traces the course of Mandela's life - his legal studies, helping to found the ANC, freedom fighting, trial for treason and harsh imprisonment. The story continues with Mandela's release from prison, the incredible story of the defeat of apartheid and his election as president, retirement, humanitarian activities and his death and funeral in 2013.
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    The Night Before Christmas

    By Clement C Moore, Zdenko Basic, Manuel Šumberac
    Authors:
    Clement C Moore
    Illustrated by:
    Zdenko Basic, Manuel Šumberac
    This glorious publication sees Clement C. Moore's timeless verse brought to life with stunning artwork that is sure to bring visions of sugarplums to everyone's head! Generations of children have gone to bed on Christmas Eve with the hoof-beats of eight tiny reindeer in their ears and in their minds the vision of Saint Nick with his pipe and beard at the fireplace filling their stockings, as described in the incomparable "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore. Here is a perfect Christmas remembrance for all members of the family - an ageless poem and pictures that grown-ups and children will treasure always. This magical rhyming story perfectly captivates the true feeling of Christmas.'The pictures look as though they are going to pop off the page and it really does make the build-up to Christmas exciting.' - Monster Mummies
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