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  • Hidden Talent

    By Cath Jones, Anne Defreville
    Authors:
    Cath Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Anne Defreville
    It's the school talent show, and a famous celebrity is coming to judge. Max's friends are excited and long to take part, but Max feels far too shy. Friendship and understanding help her work through and ultimately overcome her anxiety.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
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  • A Heroic History of Gladiators and Ancient Warriors

    By Rachel Minay
    Authors:
    Rachel Minay
    Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed to order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Take a chronological look at a whole host of ancient warriors. From the earliest civilisations of ancient Sumer, to the seafaring exploits of the Vikings, blast around the world visiting the fighting pharaohs, the fearless Spartans, the ruthless Romans and their love of Gladiators entertaining them in staged battles, the bloodthirsty Mayans and more. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be a legionnaire, a wild celtic warrior or even be as successful a leader as Alexander the Great!Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.
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    Happy to Be Me

    By Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Emma Dodd
    A fun-filled, rhyming book celebrating bodies of all kinds, from Emma Dodd, the bestselling author-illustrator of Forever and Sometimes.Thank you, hands, you touch and hold.Ears, you hear the things I'm told.Thank you, eyes, you let me see. Oh, I'm so happy to be me!Emma Dodd's simple, heartfelt story offers children and their parents a way of talking easily, and with gratitude, about their bodies and the wonderful things they can do. This is the perfect way to build body confidence and self-esteem in even the youngest children!'With simple, rhyming text and bright, colourful artwork, this delightful picture book ... reminds us that each and every body is different, with its diverse cast of young friends including a wheelchair-user, a child with a hearing aid and characters with glasses. Another success from the bestselling author-illustrator' BookTrustLook out for these other amazing books from Emma Dodd (written by Giles Andreae):I Love My MummyI Love My DaddyI Love My GrandmaI Love My GrandadI Love My Teacher
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  • Having a Disability

    By Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Louise Spilsbury
    How do you help a young child deal with disability or explain what that means? This hands on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them cope.
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  • Helicopters

    By Tim Cooke
    Authors:
    Tim Cooke
    Helicopters can deliver soldiers or supplies where no other transportation can. This makes them key on remote battlefields. Choppers carry special forces into warzones, perform search and rescue, and carry out reconnaissance. They also pack a punch: Helicopter gunships carry a fearsome load of guns, bombs and missiles. Find out about leading helicopters from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military helicopters - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the latest, cleverset machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.
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  • A History of Britain in 12... Fashion Items

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    British clothing has varied thorughout the country's history, and has been influenced by foreign invasions and a changing industrial landscape. The clothes have ranged from the cheap and practical to extraordinary and impractical. From the Iron Age torc to the 21st Century hoodie, this fascinating book explores British history through the clothes Britons have worn.The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.
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  • A History of Britain in 12... Assorted Animals

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    From Neolithic Britain to the 21st Century, animals have proved an important part of British lives from sports and wars to pets and food production. Which animals were made extinct and which have been reintroduced? What caused the Black Death? Which king passed a law that encouraged everyone to hunt animals in the wild? Why was the pit pony essential for coal-mining? All these questions and many more are explored in this fascinating account of Britain's history through animals.The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.
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  • Harry Kane

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows Harry Kane's story and his journey to becoming Tottenham Hotspur's leading striker and England shooting star. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • The Houses We Build

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    What are the problems and challenges we face around the world when it comes to the houses we live in? How can we build enough safe, comfortable and energy-efficient homes for everyone who needs them without contributing to climate change and habitat destruction? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop sustainable solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.
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    The Huge Bag of Worries Board Book

    By Virginia Ironside, Frank Rodgers
    Authors:
    Virginia Ironside
    Illustrated by:
    Frank Rodgers
    Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. They are with her all the time - at school, at home, when she is watching TV and even in the bathroom! Jenny decides they have to go, but who will help her get rid of them?A funny and reassuring look at dealing with worries and anxiety, to be used as a spring board into important conversations with your child.
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  • Hatshepsut and the Ancient Egyptians

    By David Gill
    Authors:
    David Gill
    Hatshepsut is now famous for being the first female pharaoh of Egypt, but for thousands of years her rule was shrouded in secrecy, even by Hatshepsut herself. Under her rule Egypt grew and prospered, and many great monuments were built, yet she died suddenly in mysterious circumstances. Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
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  • A History of Britain in 12... Bites of Food

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    Food is part of a country's identity. It can provide a sense of place, history and identity. This book highlights foods that have been part of people's lives in Britain since prehistoric times until today. These may be meals that were popular at the time, telling us how people lived, or they may be meals that are significant to a particular moment in history. Some of the foods may still be familiar today; some may make you feel hungry, some may make you feel glad that they're part of history and not part of your lunch!The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.
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  • A History of Britain in 12... Feats of Engineering

    By Paul Rockett
    Authors:
    Paul Rockett
    Britain has been home to world-leading engineers, inventors, architects and designers who have changed the way Britain and the world works. In this book discover some key feats of engineering that have taken place in Britain or have been created by British innovators since prehistoric times until today. Find out have all played a part in shaping the history of Britain, and what they tell us about the different periods of our history.The book is part of 'A history of Britain in 12 ...', a series which examines 12 items that are key to British history from the Stone Age to present day. The series helps students understand chronology and the idea of continuity and change. By focusing on different objects, it also encourages the reader to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and to gain knowledge of the methods of historical enquiry.
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  • The Home Front

    By John C. Miles
    Authors:
    John C. Miles
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  • Health and Disease

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Health problems have a significant impact on the wellbeing and even the life expectancy of many people in low-and middle-income countries. This book looks at the factors that influence life expectancy and at what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. It explores the fight against disease throughout the world and the role of healthcare industries. It asks readers to think about what they can do to promote good health, in their own lives and the lives of others.The Our World in Crisis series features in-depth explorations of major issues faced by people across the world today. Each book features case studies, photos and infographics to present statistics. They are a great resource for children aged 10+ who want to look behind the headlines in a world of fake news or for citizenship education.
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  • Hounds and Hauntings

    By Janine Beacham
    Authors:
    Janine Beacham
    The Clockwork Sparrow meets Downton AbbeyThe city of Yorke is in a panic. There's been a murder! Is an ancient ghost-hound called the Barghest on the loose?ROSE RAVENTHORPE, her friend Orpheus and the secret society of butlers search for clues in the dark, eerie skitterways, on the mist-covered moors, and atop the ancient walls of the city. Rose believes that the villain is human, and she's determined to prove it.There's no sweeping this crime under the carpet...
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  • Henry VIII

    By Sarah Ridley
    Authors:
    Sarah Ridley
    An engaging first-look at some of the most important and influential people in history. Henry was famous for having six wives and quarelling with the Catholic church. One of our most famous and notorious kings.
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  • Human Body

    By Nancy Dickmann
    Authors:
    Nancy Dickmann
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  • Hill Forts

    By John Malam
    Authors:
    John Malam
    Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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  • How to Make Money from Your Spare Time

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Do you have a fantastic business idea but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you want to make some money from something you enjoy doing. This book is a fantastic guide containing all the tips and tricks you need to turn your spare time into a profitable enterprise and become a young entrepreneur (a Kidpreneur!). Sample areas covered include: growing plants, using photography skills and offering a service such as car washing. The business areas covered include: research, marketing, pricing, production and selling.There is a strong emphasis on how to keep safe and what dangers to be aware of, for example in dealing with people in your money-making enterprise. It is part of the How to Make Money series - books that turn young people into young entrepreneurs, whether they're into cooking, computers, upcycling or simply using their spare time profitably!
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