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  • Keeping Fit

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Keeping fit is about keeping your body working well, and avoiding illnesses and injuries. Getting exercise is one of the most important ways to do this, and that's mainly what this book is about. But exercise doesn't just work on its own. There are loads of ways to look after your body, and they all work together. This book is a guide for teens on how to keep fit and healthy.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.
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  • Knights and Castles

    By Annalees Lim
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    Annalees Lim
    Join this crafty adventure in design where you can create all the things you need for a fantastic knight or castle-themed party! Brimming full of ideas for crazy costumes, glorious games and delightful decorations to perfect party food, this series ensures you'll host the perfect party, fill a rainy day, or help you create designs that last happy ever crafter. Bright and buzzing illustrations support the step-by-step instructions, plus there are fun facts and joyful jokes to boot. Perfect for all budding craft makers, but especially suited to the 7-9 age group.
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    The Koala Who Could Board Book

    By Rachel Bright, Jim Field
    Authors:
    Rachel Bright
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    An adorable board book edition of this funny rhyming story about dealing with change and overcoming worries. From the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.Meet Kevin. A koala who likes to keep things the same. Exactly the same. But sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not... And, as Kevin discovers, if you step outside your comfort zone and try new things, you might just surprise yourself!WINNER of the Sainsbury's Book Award and the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize!'Fabulous rhymes, I'm in love with Kevin and would like to buy this for all my friends' children.' Claudia Winkleman'A feel-good rhyming tale . . . Field's Australian animals are a treat' - Bookseller
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  • Keeping Safe

    By Katie Woolley, Ryan Wheatcroft
    Authors:
    Katie Woolley
    Illustrated by:
    Ryan Wheatcroft
    Why should I wear a helmet when cycling? How do I cross the road safely? How do I stay safe online? What should I do in an emergency? The answers to these and many other questions about keeping safe can be discovered in this lively and informative series. The topic of safety, whether at home, out and about, near water or online, are complemented by charming, clear illustrations. At the back are notes for parents and teachers that provide additional advice and support as well as further activity ideas and information.These titles support the science curriculum at Key Stage One and Key Stage 2, as well as PSHCE topics.The Healthy Me series is aimed at children aged from 5 and up to explain how people can keep fit and be healthy, forming habits that will last a life time. Other titles in the series are: Exercise and Play, Keeping Clean, Eating Well, Taking Medicines, Resting and Sleeping.
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  • Keeping Clean

    By Katie Woolley, Ryan Wheatcroft
    Authors:
    Katie Woolley
    Illustrated by:
    Ryan Wheatcroft
    Why do I have to wash? What's wrong with biting my nails? Why can't I pick my nose? Why can't I wear the same socks each day? The answers to these and many other questions about hygiene can be discovered in this lively and informative series. The topic of keeping clean is complemented by charming and humorous illustrations. This book is designed for children to begin to learn about the importance of being healthy, and the ways in which we can look after our bodies to keep fit and well. A clean body is very important for keeping illnesses atbay and for feeling good about yourself. Creating good hygiene habits from an early age is vital.At the back are notes for parents and teachers that provide additional advice and support as well as further activity ideas and information.These titles support the science curriculum at Key Stage One and Key Stage 2, as well as PSHCE topics.The Healthy Me series is aimed at children aged from 5 and up to explain how people can keep fit and be healthy, forming habits that will last a life time. Other titles in the series are: Exercise and Play, Eating Well, Keeping Safe, Taking Medicines, Resting and Sleeping.
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    A Kiss in the Dark

    By Cat Clarke
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    Cat Clarke
    Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.Can love survive the ultimate betrayal? A compelling story of love and identity from a bestselling author.When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant. Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy - everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend. Alex can't help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive... But one of them is hiding an unbelievable secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives...
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  • Knitting

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Would you like to try knitting but don't know where to start? This book is perfect for beginner knitters. It features fantastic projects that will be the envy of your friends. I Love Craft Knitting features instructions for creating 12 knitted crafts from a finger-knit brooch, a scarf and mittens to a family of owls, you'll be amazed how creative you can be. The projects cover different knitting styles and include clothes, accessories and toys so there is something for everyone. Each craft is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Kylie Minogue

    By Sarah Levete
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    Sarah Levete
    Singer, actress and TV talent show judge, Kylie Minogue ticks all the boxes. Glamorous and successful, her stellar career has spanned more than 25 years, and encorporated starring in Australian soap Neighbours, seven UK Number One singles and appearing as a judge on The Voice. Real-life Stories: Kylie Minogue gives you the story behind this incredible performer - from her early career as an Australian soap star, through her transformation into a world-famous popstar, to the much-loved icon she is today. It focuses on Kylie's creative vision, and how she and her team put on enormous, spectacular tours. It also looks at the darker times in Kylie's life, including her cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and how having been so ill has affected her outlook on life. Biographical information, and Kylie Minogue quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about Kylie Minogue, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Stella McCartney, David Walliams, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Steve Backshall, in other titles in the series?
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    The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook

    By Caroline Craig, Joe Archer
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    Caroline Craig, Joe Archer
    This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits.Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow.Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.For inspiration in the garden and the kitchen ... a how-to guide to growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables - Daily ExpressColourful and beautifully illustrated, it is a great aid for fostering a love and understanding of fresh produce and an awareness of a healthy diet - The LadyIf your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or on the allotment, then I'd urge you to get him/her this great book... - Judy Bown, Dig my Veg
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  • Kitty at St Clare's

    By Enid Blyton
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    Enid Blyton
    Schooldays at St Clare's are never dull for twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan in Enid Blyton's much-loved boarding school series.In book six, Pat breaks her arm and misses the first weeks of term. Will Pat be upset when new girl Amanda becomes Isabel's new best friend?Expect more mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. Books 5, 6 and 9 are authorised sequels of the series written by Pamela Cox and feature storylines set in between the original Blyton novels. These books were published in 2000/2008 and are unillustrated.
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  • Katie: Katie and the Mona Lisa

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! When the Mona Lisa's smile goes missing, it's up to Katie to help find it again. On the way, they meet a princess, a dragon, a winged lion and an angel. But can Katie make the Mona Lisa smile again?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Italian Renaissance art features five great masterpieces: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio and An Angel in Red with a Lute by Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie: Katie and the Spanish Princess

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! Katie needs ideas for a costume, and when she sees a beautiful princess dress in a painting it seems the very thing. But she soon discovers that fancy clothes and adventures don't always mix . . . 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This art adventure features five famous Spanish paintings: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita and Philip IV of Spain by Velazquez, Manuel Osorio Manrique from Zuniga and The Parasol by Goya, and A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie: Katie and the Bathers

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! On a hot, sunny day, a painting of some bathers in a cool river proves too tempting for Katie, and so she dives straight into the picture! But Katie doesn't just cause a splash - she causes a flood! Paddling with new friends might be fun, but how will Katie stop the water pouring into the gallery?'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Pointillism features five great masterpieces: Bathers at Asnieres, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Port of Honfleur by Georges Seurat, Woman Hanging up the Washing by Camille Pissarro and Portrait of Felix Feneon by Paul Signac.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie: Katie and the Starry Night

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! The stars in Vincent van Gogh's painting are so beautiful that Katie can't resist reaching in and taking one. But what will she do when all the other stars come tumbling out of the painting, too? Will Katie be able to catch the stars before the gallery guard notices they've floated away? 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Van Gogh features five of his most brilliant paintings: The Starry Night, Noon, Vincent's Chair, Fishing Boats on the Beach and The Olive Grove.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie: Katie and the Waterlily Pond

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Make art an adventure with classic picture book character, Katie, in this wonderful introduction to some of Monet's best-known paintings.Katie desperately wants to win the art competition at the gallery. She just has to create a painting in the style of Monet. That should be easy . . . right? This first introduction to Monet features five of his most magical paintings: The Waterlily Pond, In the Woods at Giverny, Bathers at La Grenouillére, Path Through the Poppies and The Rue Montorguiel, Paris.'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch on Katie's Picture ShowClassic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Keeping Clean

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This book asks and answers questions about keeping clean. It explores why you should wash, how you can stop germs spreading, how to keep hair and teeth clean and much more.It is part of the Let's Read and Talk About series which includes ready-to-use questions and discussion points to help young readers gain more from their reading experience, and to give busy teachers and parents quality extension material. The concepts are supported with photographs and 'Take action' panels to get the reader involved in research and experiments.
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  • Keeping Fit

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Find out all about keeping fit from how to get started, what exercise does for the body to how exercise can help you at school.Keeping Fit is part of the Let's Read and Talk About series. Each book has a range of questions to help children with speaking and listening skills, and 'take action' panels which give ideas for activities. Free downloadable activity sheets are also available to accompany the books at: www.franklinwatts.co.uk/downloads.
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    Kids' Kitchen

    By Lorna Brash
    Authors:
    Lorna Brash
    This incredible guide for foodies will have young scientists making yoghurt, exploding cupcakes and ice cream in a bag! While young readers are creating these fun recipes they will also learn about the science behind our food. Readers will learn about what heat does to food molecules, mixing and un-mixing, emulsifying liquids, spreading solids and liquids and so much more. It explores the basic principles of the really cool science of everyday foods, such as why jelly sets, why popcorn pops or why beans give you wind! Recipes included: Pop-tastic popcornSmashing caramel shardsIce cream in a bagDouble-dipped mallow cookiesMini superhero piesGold bullion honeybomb barsBig dipper breadsticksSticky burger stacksTex-mex taco bowl saladPosh fish 'n' chips 'n' dipSuperfood cannelloniChocolate chilliRed velvet whoopee piesChocolate choux puffsExploding cupcakesCustard tartsVery berry chocolate ripple meringuesKitchen sink pot piesHot ice creamSuper seedy flowerpot breadStack 'em high cheesy puff pieBlack & blue bunsStained glass cookiesTropical fruit with gooey chocolate dipIncredible edible tie-dye icesIcy watermelon slicesHot pineapple 'lollies'Super blueberry cheesecakeWobbly strawberry mousse'Magic' apple & blackberry puddingSummer fruit jellyInstant frozen yoghurtSticky banoffee cones
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  • Katie and the Impressionists

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure.Katie would love to give Grandma a bunch of flowers for her birthday - but just where will she find the perfect bouquet? If only she were able to gather some flowers from the beautiful paintings in the gallery...'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)This first introduction to Impressionism features five great masterpieces: The Luncheon and The Field With Poppies by Claude Monet, A Girl With a Watering Can and Her First Evening Out by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie's Picture ShowKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs
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  • Katie's Picture Show

    By James Mayhew
    Authors:
    James Mayhew
    Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story's 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old. My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings - The Times Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun - particularly when you step into the world inside the frame . . .The five masterpieces featured are:The Hay Wain by John ConstableMadame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique IngresLes Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste RenoirTropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri RousseauDynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich
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