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  • Our Living Planet

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    Why do flowers attract insects? How do fish breathe underwater? Which animals can fly? Read about the wide range of living things on the planet. This book explores how they have evolved and how they manage to survive.This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • Out of This World

    By Rob Colson
    Authors:
    Rob Colson
    How does the Sun shine? What's at the centre of our galaxy? Why do comets leave long, glowing tails? Read about planets, moons and stars. This book explores out how they formed, how we study them and whether or not anything else out there is alive. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.
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  • Our New Baby

    By Jane Lacey, Venitia Dean
    Authors:
    Jane Lacey
    Illustrated by:
    Venitia Dean
    Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children to make this decision and find out about and understand what happens when a new sibling comes into the family. It features nine case studies from children who have a range of issues from being jealous of a new baby to worrying about a relationship with a step-dad. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss. The book has engaging illustrations throughout.In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children aged 6+ find out what to do in difficult situations.
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  • Oil

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    Petroleum has utterly changed the way we live. But has the cost to the planet been too great? Has oil overheated our climate? Is the Oil Age already being replaced by smarter technologies? Is there enough of the black stuff to go round, and will it keep flowing? 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 use of oil and natural gas.
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  • Overcoming Fear of Failure

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    Lots of people suffer from a fear of failure. It is one of the biggest causes of anxiety and stress for school students. Fear of failure can make us afraid to try new things. For some it means that they have to come first at everything they do. For many fear of failure is linked with low self-esteem. It can make people feel inadequate and ruin their self-confidence. This book explores why we fear failure and how we can overcome it - from understanding that making mistakes isn't always bad to breaking out of our comfort zones. The book ties in with the 'growth mindset' theory - that success is based on hard work, trying and being prepared to fail and pick yourself up again.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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  • Our Digital World

    By Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale, Alex Westgate
    Authors:
    Heather Lyons, Elizabeth Tweedale
    Illustrated by:
    Alex Westgate
    What are the different parts of a computer, and how do they work together? How many bytes are there in a terabyte? How do pixels create photos and how do pictures create videos? Learn all this and more, then hop online to try out your new skills on the companion website. Let's get started!Kids Get Coding is a fantastic, hands-on resource for anyone looking to get started with coding. The four books cover key areas of the KS1 computing curriculum with simple text. Each title contains practical on- and off-line activities that are easy to follow and fun to try on your own or with friends. Guiding young coders through each title is Data Duck - a computer-programming mastermind here to help with hints and tips!The Kids Get Coding series is written by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale of blue{shift} - a company dedicated to teaching children to become active creators of technology.Other titles in the Kids Get Coding series:Algorithms & BugsLearn to ProgramStaying Safe Online
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  • Ocean

    By Izzi Howell
    Authors:
    Izzi Howell
    Read all about oceans, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how these are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, pollution and what we can do to protect this important habitat.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
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  • Outdoors

    By Sabrina Crewe
    Authors:
    Sabrina Crewe
    Did you know there were tiny living things in gardens and parks that you can't see? Some are plants, others are mould, others are tiny little insects! But what do they do and what do they look like? Find out about the good ones and the bad ones! Full-page photographs of these alien-like creatures in high magnification reveals their horror (or even their beauty). This book supports natural history studies and the KS2 and KS3 science curriculum where appropriate.It is part of a series, Micro Monsters which takes a close up look at the tiny creatures that are around us all the time and which we cannot see with the naked eye. Some are harmless, some are just pests, and some are deadly. From bedbugs to zooplankton and from bacteria to water fleas, all microscopic life is here. The revelation of the places these creatures inhabit will have readers squirming in their seats as they find out how these mini monsters can help and hinder humans.
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  • Owls & Owlets

    By Annabelle Lynch
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    Annabelle Lynch
    Animals & Babies: Owls and Owlets explores how owl chicks grow from tiny, helpless balls of fluff into strong, fearsome hunters - with a little help from their parents!An early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread.
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    Orangeboy

    By Patrice Lawrence
    Authors:
    Patrice Lawrence
    WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE FOR OLDER READERS, SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD AND THE YA BOOK PRIZE"A truly brilliant book." Malorie Blackman"Incredible book. Thank you Patrice Lawrence for such a fresh and riveting piece of fiction." Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown)"What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it." Tanya Landman, author of Buffalo SoldierNot cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people looked straight through.NOT ANY MORE. NOT SINCE MR ORANGE.Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?
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  • The O'Sullivan Twins 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 two, it's the start of the Easter Term and the twins are looking forward to meeting all their friends at St Clare's once more. They are determined to be obedient and studious, but the new girls prove to be so much fun. Poor Mam'zelle had better watch out.Expect mischief at St Clare's!Between 1941 and 1946, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at St Clare's. This edition features the original text and is unillustrated.
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  • Oceans

    By Angela Royston
    Authors:
    Angela Royston
    What is it like to live and work deep beneath the ocean waves? How many mysteries do our oceans hold, what are scientists hoping to discover by researching the deep and how does the research carried out in the oceans affect our life on land? Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating exploration of one of our planet's most extreme environments.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'. An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
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  • Overcoming Shyness: Leave Me Alone!

    By Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Keay
    This wonderful picture book helps children who become worried in social situations to overcome their fear of new places and people. It encourages confidence whilst also reassuring introverted children that it is fine to spend time alone too. It explores ways your child can practice social interactions to help build confidence and explains to more confident children the importance of being kind and patient to their more introverted peers.Part of a superb series of information books that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They make excellent tools for classroom discussions or parent and child discussion at home.
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  • Obesity: Don't Call Me Fat

    By Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
    Authors:
    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Keay
    This reassuring picture book explores the issue of obesity in simple terms. It looks at reasons why children and adults might be overweight, gives advice on health, fitness and diet, and discusses how some people are bullied because of their weight. Part of a superb series of information books that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for classroom discussions.
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  • Our New Baby

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting time for an older sibling. Using specially commissioned photography, Our New Baby helps children to prepare for the arrival of a new baby and shows what they can expect when you bring the new baby home. From the perspective of another child, it shows a positive experience of being an older sibling and explores the feelings that may arise. Advice on helping children cope with jealousy is also given.
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  • On the Street

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Most kids have pretty good instincts and stay safe on the streets. But even the most street-smart kid could benefit from reading this book. There may be dangers out there that you may not even have thought of! From cycling and skateboarding safely, to awareness around, dogs, strangers, building sites and public transport, these are just some of the things you should be aware of when you are out and about but the book covers a lot more besides. This book will help you stay safe because it is full of advice on what to do if you think you are in danger, and also how to avoid or minimise danger in the first place. An essential guide for any child. Full of sensible and relevant information for modern kids.Keeping Safe is a series of four books aimed at children aged 9+, dealing with the hot topics on staying safe in the modern world.
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    Our Amazing Planet

    By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Authors:
    Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
    Welcome to The World in Infographics! This highly visual title uses beautifully designed infographics to look at the amazing world around us from the natural world to the human body. Compare the world's longest rivers and the fastest animals. See the life of a star and the effects of climate change explained with these clever graphic images.Covering key scientific subject areas, this title is not only endlessly fascinating to dip in and out of, but is also very useful for homework help and school science projects for children aged 7+.Includes material from the Blue Peter Awards shortlisted title Animal Kingdom.
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  • Off-Road Vehicles

    By Penny Worms
    Authors:
    Penny Worms
    Design and engineering skills are very important to the motor industry in helping to create vehicles that are both fit for purpose and exciting to look at and to drive. Motormania offers an overview of some of the most thrilling vehicles on modern roads and racing tracks. The books are packed with facts, stats and amazing full-colour photography.
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  • Out and About

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    'Out and About' has a lively design, engaging text and features a 'What's Safe and What's Not?' activity at the end of the book. The title has been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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  • On Wheels

    By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
    Authors:
    Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
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